More notes from a beginner's workbench
HJ2743 at denbgm3xm.scnn1.msmgate.m30x.nbg.scn.de
Wed Dec 6 19:49:00 CET 1995
>diode, or the "line" side? (I know how diodes work, and such, I just can't
>to get it straight how the physical diode matches up with the schematic
>So, which way is which? Thanks.
Normally, the line (ring) denotes the Kathode, both in the schematic and on
the real thing.
If it's a colour coded diode, the thick ring is the Kathode.
But! Back then when I was a student I bought a bunch of diodes that were
mislabeled (i.e. the ring being the Anode) - You can guess I got them for
But since then, I mistrust any labelling. I always test the polarity before
I solder a diode in.
PS.: This was the first mail I got from bode for long. There are quite
fruitful discussions on DIY, on the other hand.
Is there a reason not to merge the lists?
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