Part Name: Zener Diode 1N5226B $3.3V$ $5%$ $500mW$

Part Description: A diode is a fundamental electronic component that is used to control the direction of current in a given part of a circuit. Diodes have two terminals and a specific polarity, so make sure to pay attention to how you connect it in your circuits! The Zener diode is unique among diodes due to the fact that it does allow current to flow in the backwards direction upon reaching a certain reverse voltage called the Zener voltage. Zener diodes perform useful functions for voltage regulation due to their ability to control voltage to a certain level.

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Figure 1. Zener diode from Jameco.

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