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Diodes : Power Diode

A diode is an electronic component with two ends, or terminals, that only allows current flow in one direction. Depending on their design, diodes can act as a regulator or check valve, rectifying and controlling the current in its forward direction to achieve a specific response. Power diodes are a special class of diode capable of carrying much larger currents and are often used in power conversion devices such as power supplies, inverters, and rectifiers.