What is a Flyback Diode? - Purpose & Calculations


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The flyback diode is a _____.

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1. Inside a relay you will typically find a _____.

2. A diagram of a circuit composed of lines and circuit symbols is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set can help you measure what you know about flyback diodes. You will be quizzed on how this type of diode works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll review your knowledge of:

  • What a flyback diode is
  • What you'll typically find inside a relay
  • What is produced by current flowing through a wire
  • The name given to a diagram of a circuit composed of lines and circuit symbols

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main phrases, such as the name for a circuit diagram that uses lines and symbols
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the differences between schottky diodes and general purpose P-N junction diodes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a flyback diode is

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about these electrical components, read the lesson titled What is a Flyback Diode? - Purpose & Calculations. It will cover additional topics like:

  • Types of diodes
  • What a flyback diode protects
  • Common symbols on a circuit diagram
  • How to select a diode
  • How to create a coil and magnetic field
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