A Diode ES1G SMA RHD is an electrical device that converts alternating current (AC), which periodically reverses direction, to direct current (DC), which flows in only one direction.
The process is known as rectification, since it “straightens” the direction of current. Physically, rectifiers take a number of forms, including vacuum tube diodes, mercury-arc valves, stacks of copper and selenium oxide plates, semiconductor diodes, silicon-controlled rectifiers and other silicon-based semiconductor switches. Historically, even synchronous electromechanical switches and motors have been used. Early radio receivers, called crystal radios, used a “cat’s whisker” of fine wire pressing on a crystal of galena (lead sulfide) to serve as a point-contact rectifier or “crystal detector”.
Glass Passivated Die Construction
Super-Fast Recovery Time for High Efficiency
Surge Overload Rating to 30A Peak
Ideally Suited for Automated Assembly
Lead Free Finish; RoHS Compliant (Notes 1 & 2)
Halogen and Antimony Free “Green” Device (Note 3)