EE 230 Electronic Circuits & Systems G. Tuttle

Zener diode practice problems
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Read the Zener diode class notes.

For the Zener diode circuit shown,

  • R1 = 120 Ω
  • R2 = 1 kΩ
  • VS = 19 V

The breakdown voltage of the Zener diode is 7.5 V.

Calculate the currents iR1, iR2, and iZ, and the voltage across the Zener diode, vZ.