How to read Zener Diode Code

Written by Jestine Yong

Many technicians are confused on how to really read a zener diode code. There are many types of code number indicated on it's body. The look and shape of a zener diode sometimes can be mistaken to be a normal signal diode. To differentiate it, is by looking atrepparttar code number on it's body- whether it is a normal diode or zener diode. Thanks torepparttar 140730 manufacturers where their main boards are printed withrepparttar 140731 word 'ZD' which referred to zener diode and 'D' means a diode. However, from my experienced some printed circuit boardrepparttar 140732 marking of 'D' also can represent zener diode. This will misled a technician into believing a zener diode is actually a diode. We as a technician or engineer must know or be sensitive aboutrepparttar 140733 marking. The only way to find out is by referringrepparttar 140734 code number printed onrepparttar 140735 component's body from a semiconductor data book. Without data book it is quite difficult to knowrepparttar 140736 actual zener diode voltage. If you do not haverepparttar 140737 data book you may go to google search engine and typerepparttar 140738 following code and hope you can findrepparttar 140739 answer there! A wrong substitution of zener diode may caused your equipment to malfunction and sometimes will even blow your equipment. Time and money are loss due to that we lack of knowledge of identifyrepparttar 140740 right zener diode voltage. If you are unable to identifyrepparttar 140741 code, do not worry as this newsletter are here to guide you to successfully on how to readrepparttar 140742 zener diode code.

5.1=5.1Volt zener diode

5V1=5.1Volt zener diode

Colors: Mixed and Matched!

Written by Kristine Llabres

Making one or two colors look like many colors. The spot color design can be as exciting asrepparttar process design. Though sometimes, it takes an extra effort to really make your designs stand out in a crowd.

Here arerepparttar 140729 ten low cost design ideas that you will surely like. Check this out!

1.Try to allow colors to overprint to create a third shade When a certain color prints overrepparttar 140730 other, a third color is created. If you have a good know-how of how colors work well and have a fine rapport with your printer will definitely help you to achieverepparttar 140731 results that you want!

2.Considerrepparttar 140732 paper type and color to be a third color There are different kinds of papers that can be so interesting to choose from so it is up to you to make your own choice that will match toy our personality. Be careful in choosing so that you will not any regrets.

3.However, even solid papers have different colors thanrepparttar 140733 traditional white, off-white or cream.

4. Explore and experiment with duotones Well, a duotone is a photograph that is printed in two colors and you can just subtle effects from sepia tones to have a slick poster look.

5.Employ a selection of tints of your two colors then you can see many colors from it. You can try 10% of blue looks quite different from 80% blue so it will depend according to your preference. Always take note that small text can hardly be read on screen so, do it well and with ease.

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