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FAKULTI KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK DAN ELEKTRONIK

UNIVERSITI TUN HUSSEIN ONN MALAYSIA
BEE2113 ELECTRONIC PRINCIPLES
TUTORIAL 1 DIODE APPLICATIONS

1. For the circuit in Figure Q1, determine:

(b) The average (dc) load voltage
(c) The new values of VL(pk), Vave, and Iave if the diode is reversed.
(16.97V, 5.4V)

Figure Q1

2. For the circuit in Figure Q2, determine:

(a) The values of VL(pk), Vave, and the PIV of each diode.
(b) The new values of VL(pk), Vave, and Iave if both the diodes are reversed.
(12.73V, 8.1V, 25.46V)

Figure Q2

3. A negative center-tapped full-wave rectifier with a 900Ω load is driven by a 16 Vac

transformer. Draw the schematic diagram of the circuit and its output waveform. Determine
the following values: VL(pk), Vave, and Iave .
(-11.3V, -7.19V, 8mA)

4. A bridge rectifier with a 1.2 kΩ load is driven by a 48 Vac transformer. Draw the schematic
for the circuit and calculate the dc load voltage and current values. Determine the PIV of
each diode in the circuit.

5. For the circuit in Figure Q5,

(a) Determine the positive peak load voltage
(b) Draw the output waveform and label the peak voltage values on the waveform.

Figure Q5

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6. For the circuit in Figure Q6, determine:
(a) The total circuit current.
(b) the value of IL for RL = 2 kΩ
(c) the value of IL for RL = 3 kΩ
(d) the minimum allowable value of RL
(13.33mA, 3mA, 2mA)

Figure Q6

7. The potentiometer in Figure Q7 is set so that the anode voltage of D1 is -8 V. Assuming that
Vs = 24 Vpp, determine the peak load voltages for the circuit, and draw the output
waveform.

Figure Q7

8. The circuit shown in Figure Q8 has a 15 Vpk input signal. Determine the values of V C1 and
VC2 for the circuit. Assume that the diodes are ideal components.

Figure Q8

9. The circuit in Figure Q9 has a 14 Vpp input signal. Draw the output waveform and determine
its peak voltage values.

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Figure Q9
10. The circuit shown in Figure Q10 has a 24 Vpk input signal. Determine the values of VC1 , VC2
and VC3 for the circuit. Assume that the diodes are ideal components.

Figure Q10

11. The circuit shown in Figure Q11 is a zener clipper. Using your knowledge of diode
operation, determine the shape of the circuit output waveform and its peak values.

Figure Q11

12. For the dual-zener clipper shown in Figure Q12, determine the shape of the circuit output
waveform and its peak values.

Figure Q12

13. For the circuit shown in Figure Q13, sketch the diode voltage VD(t) and the output voltage
Vo(t).
(a) Assuming an ideal diode model. Find the average value for V o(t).
(b) Assuming a simplified equivalent circuit for a silicon diode.

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Figure Q13
(1.67V)
14. For the circuit shown in Figure Q14:
(a) Determine the minimum value of RL to ensure that the Zener diode is in the “on”
state.
(b) Determine the value of RL that will establish maximum power conditions for the
Zener diode. (304.6Ω, 1.98k Ω)

Figure Q14

15. Plot the output voltage, V0(t) and the diode voltage, Vd(t) for each of the circuits in Figure
Q15 if the input voltage is Vi.

Figure Q15

16. In the voltage regulator circuit in Figure Q16, let Vi = 6.3V, R = 12Ω , and Vz = 4.8V. The
zener diode current is to be limited to the range 5 ≤ Iz ≤ 100 mA.
(b) Determine the power rating required for the Zener diode and the load resistor, RL.

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ASSIGNMENT 1

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