A diode is a very simple device and it has a lot of applications. We will cover some of its uses and explain exactly how it works in very simple terms. If you don't understand any of the points in this discussion, you can contact Colin Mitchell. A diode is a device that passes current in only one direction.
The way that the schematic symbol of the LED maps to the physical LED is shown in the diagram below: On the physical LED, the longer lead (or leg) of the LED is the anode. The cathode is marked on the rim of the LED body with a flat area shown in the diagram.
How-To: Diodes: If you have embarked upon electronics projects in the past, there is a good chance you have already encountered this common component and soldered into your circuit without second thought. Diodes are valuable in electronics and serve a variety of
You need to place the diode in the circuit so that (conventional) current will flow from the anode to the cathode. You need to draw your diagram to show how you intend to build the circuit. \$\endgroup\$ - The Photon May 13 '12 at 16:48
HOW TO READ CIRCUIT DIAGRAMS: this instructable will show you exactly how to read all those confusing circuit diagrams and then how to assemble the circuits on a breadboard!for all the electronics hobbyist wannabes this is a MUST-READ instructable.knowing how to read circuits
Schematics are our map to designing, building, and troubleshooting circuits. Understanding how to read and follow schematics is an important skill for any electronics engineer. This tutorial should turn you into a fully literate schematic reader! We'll go over all of the fundamental schematic