A Diode S3G SMC 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”.
Low profile package
Ideal for automated placement
Glass passivated pellet chip junction
Low forward voltage drop
Low leakage current
High forward surge capability
Meets MSL level 1, per J-STD-020, LF maximum peak of 260 °C
AEC-Q101 qualified available – Automotive ordering code: base P/NHE3 or P/NHM3