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Can you explain the equivalent circuit in the figure below?

Latest Updated:02/01/2007

Question:

As shown in the equivalent circuit in the figure, the RD[ ]MW Series features two Zener diodes in the anode common, and the total power dissipation for both diodes is listed as 200 mW in the ratings.
Must this be interpreted as 100 mW per diode?
Or does it mean that if the loss for one of the diodes is 0 mW, up to 200 mW can be used for the remaining diode?

Answer:

The total power dissipation is the rating per package.
Therefore, when using only one diode in an RD[ ]MW Series product with two diodes, the total power dissipation is 200 mW for the one diode.
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