Rectifier Diodes & Schottky Diodes

What is a Rectifier Diode?
A rectifier diode main purpose is to rectify alternating currents. It's used to flow a current through a circuit in one direction, in contrast to elements such as resistors a rectifiers current has a non-linear relationship to the voltage across it. The diode will be forward bias when positive voltage is being applied and will do its best to operate as a short circuit and allow the current to flow through the diode freely. Its main task is to convert an alternating current (AC) into a direct current (DC) through the application of rectifier bridges. A rectifier diode can sometimes be used as a Schottky Rectifier.

What is a Schottky Diode?
A Schottky Diode is sometimes referred to as a Barrier Diode or a Hot Carrier Diode. The Schottky is a single type of electronic component which is a semiconductor. It has fast switching action with an accompanying low forward voltage drop, when current flows through the diode, a small voltage drop happens across the diode terminals.
A standard diode has a voltage drop between 0.6 and 1.7 volts whereas a Schottkys drop is between 0.15 and 0.45 volts. This lower voltage drop facilitates a high switching speed as well as improved system efficiency.

What are Schottky Diodes used for?
• They are used for the voltage clamping of applications, also as a preventative of transistor saturation. This is because they have a high current density,
• They can be used as rectifiers (in power supplies.
• A good element to use in applications that are sensitive and efficiency
• To prevent batteries from discharging
• Solar panels and grid connected systems

Why should I use a Schottky?
• They feature a low turn voltage between 0.15 and 0.45 volts
• A fast recovery time, resulting in a small amount of stored charge that can then be used for high speed switches.
• The low junction capacitance occupies a small space, after the results given from the wire point contact the silicon, the capacitance levels are also very small.
• Higher efficiency
• Integrated guard ring for stress protection

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RS Stock No. 628-8931
Mfr. Part No.1N4001-E3/54
BrandVishay
£0.20
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Single 1A 1 - 50V Through Hole DO-204AL - - 2 1.1V 5.2mm 2.7mm 2.7mm
RS Stock No. 865-1870
Mfr. Part No.1N4001-E3/54
BrandVishay
£0.024
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Single 1A 1 - 50V Through Hole DO-204AL Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.1V - - 5.2mm
RS Stock No. 865-1861
Mfr. Part No.1N4004-E3/54
BrandVishay
£0.026
Each (On a Reel of 5500)
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Single 1A 1 - 400V Through Hole DO-204AL Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.1V - - 5.2mm
RS Stock No. 628-9029
Mfr. Part No.1N4004-E3/54
BrandVishay
£0.20
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Single 1A 1 - 400V Through Hole DO-204AL - - 2 1.1V 5.2mm 2.7mm 2.7mm
RS Stock No. 865-1877
Mfr. Part No.1N5408-E3/54
BrandVishay
£0.115
Each (On a Reel of 1400)
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Single 3A 1 - 1000V Through Hole DO-201AD Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.2V - - 9.5mm
RS Stock No. 628-9502
Mfr. Part No.1N5408-E3/54
BrandVishay
£0.297
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Single 3A 1 - 1000V Through Hole DO-201AD - - 2 1.2V 9.5mm 5.3mm 5.3mm
RS Stock No. 649-1143
Mfr. Part No.1N4007RLG
£0.051
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Single 1A 1 Switching 1000V Through Hole DO-41 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.1V 5.2mm 2.7mm 2.7mm
RS Stock No. 649-1171
Mfr. Part No.1N4007RLG
£0.035
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Single 1A 1 Switching 1000V Through Hole DO-41 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.1V 5.2mm 2.7mm 2.7mm
RS Stock No. 649-1187
Mfr. Part No.1N4007RLG
£0.023
Each (In a Pack of 2500)
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Single 1A 1 Switching 1000V Through Hole DO-41 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.1V 5.2mm 2.7mm 2.7mm
RS Stock No. 545-2080
Mfr. Part No.MBRS340T3G
£0.13
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Single 4A 1 - 40V Surface Mount DO-214AB (SMC) Schottky Schottky 2 500mV 6.86mm 5.84mm 2.13mm
RS Stock No. 865-1895
Mfr. Part No.1N5401-E3
BrandVishay
£0.10
Each (On a Reel of 1400)
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Single 3A 1 - 100V Through Hole DO-201AD Silicon Junction Silicon Junction 2 1.2V - - 9.5mm
RS Stock No. 628-9451
Mfr. Part No.1N5401-E3/54
BrandVishay
£0.225
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Single 3A 1 - 100V Through Hole DO-201AD - - 2 1.2V 9.5mm 5.3mm 5.3mm
RS Stock No. 687-0754
Mfr. Part No.1N5819RL
£0.248
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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Single 1A 1 - 40V Through Hole DO-41 Schottky Schottky 2 - 5.2mm 2.7mm 2.7mm
RS Stock No. 168-6621
Mfr. Part No.1N5819RL
£0.032
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
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Single 1A 1 - 40V Through Hole DO-41 Schottky Schottky 2 - 5.2mm 2.7mm 2.7mm
RS Stock No. 920-9085
Mfr. Part No.1N5819
£0.071
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
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Single 1A 1 - 40V Through Hole DO-41 Schottky Schottky 2 900mV 5.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 486-4460
Mfr. Part No.1N5819
£0.35
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single 1A 1 - 40V Through Hole DO-204AL Schottky Schottky 2 450mV 5.2mm 2.7mm 2.7mm
RS Stock No. 842-8267
Mfr. Part No.1N4007
£0.014
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
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RS Stock No. 922-8440
Mfr. Part No.SB5100-T
£0.171
Each (On a Reel of 1200)
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Single 5A 1 - 100V Through Hole DO-201AD Schottky Schottky 2 800mV 9.5mm - -
RS Stock No. 751-4843
Mfr. Part No.SB5100-T
£0.437
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Single 5A 1 - 100V Through Hole DO-201AD Schottky Schottky 2 800mV 9.5mm - -
RS Stock No. 103-8145
Mfr. Part No.BAT85,113
BrandNexperia
£0.045
Each (On a Reel of 10000)
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Single 200mA 1 - 30V Through Hole DO-34 Schottky Schottky 2 800mV 3.04mm 1.6mm 1.6mm