1N4007 – General Purpose Diode
A diode is a device that allows current flow through only one direction. That is the current should always flow from the Anode to cathode. The cathode terminal can be identified by using a grey bar. (Click for wide range of Diodes).
1N 4007 belongs to the series of 1NXXXX devices. It’s an American standard numbering system standard used for semiconductor devices. This standard has been adopted globally now. In 1N 4007 the first part 1N indicates a single-junction semiconductor. 1N indicates 1 junction whereas N indicates the semiconductor diode. 4007 is the specific number to indicate the particular diode. From the electrical point of view, 1N 4007 is compatible with other rectifier diodes. The diodes belonging to the 1N400X series can be replaced by this particular diode. They are normally used in Embedded Systems Projects.
1N4007 is a PN junction rectifier diode. These types of diodes allow only the flow of electrical current in one direction only. So, it can be used for the conversion of AC power to DC. 1N 4007 is electrically compatible with other rectifier diodes and can be used instead of any of the diodes belonging to the 1N400X series. 1N-4007 has different real-life applications e.g. free-wheeling diodes applications, general-purpose rectification of power supplies, inverters, converters, etc.
For 1N4007 Diode, the maximum current carrying capacity is 1A it withstands peaks up to 30A. Hence we can use this in circuits that are designed for less than 1A. The reverse current is 5uA which is negligible. The power dissipation of this diode is 3W.
|Pin No.||Pin Name||Description|
|1||Anode||Current always Enters through Anode|
|2||Cathode||Current always Exits through Cathode|
- Average forward current is 1A
- Non-repetitive Peak current is 30A
- The reverse current is 5uA.
- Peak repetitive reverse voltage is 1000V
- Power dissipation 3W
- Available in DO-41 Package
Applications of Diode:
- Can be used to prevent reverse polarity problem
- Half Wave and Full Wave rectifiers
- Used as a protection device
- Current flow regulators
Package Includes :
1 x 1N4007 – General Purpose Diode – 1000V 1A (Pack of 10)