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jogina111

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is there any way to lower a diodes voltage drop rate?
I cant find any germanium or schottkies in my area..all I've got is a bunch of 1N4001 to 4007...please help me.
 

mechtronics

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i dont think so, a diode needs minimum 0.65 to 0.7 volts to conduct, depending on type of diode of course! no matter what you try and do, what is it exactly that u want to achieve?
 
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BobK

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Sure there is, lower the current through it. The voltage across a forward biased diode is proportional to the log of the current.

Bob
 

john monks

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Are you talking about the reverse voltage drop rate or the forward voltage drop rate?
 

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Perhaps some idea of *why* you want to do this would also help.
 
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