DEUTSCH Diodes & Resistors
DEUTSCH DT connectors with diodes and resistors are useful anywhere you need to regulate power or protect a device against a potential power surge. A diode allows current to flow in one direction only. A resistor limits or blocks current flow in both directions.
DEUTSCH Diode Characteristics
A diode allows current to flow in one direction only. By preventing current from traveling a circuit in the wrong direction, a diode can protect an electronic device from damage. Devices with batteries will often use diodes to prevent power from flowing in reverse if the battery is not installed correctly.
DEUTSCH Resistor Characteristics
A resistor limits or blocks current flow in both directions. Resistors protect sensitive electronics by limiting the amount of electricity that can flow to the device through the resistor, and therefore preventing power spikes. For example, resistors are used to prevent power surges from burning out an LED by restricting current flow to the light.