1N4006 800V 1A General Purpose Diode – Datasheet

The 1N4006 diode is a low-cost general-purpose switching diode for power supplies and voltage converters. The 1N4006 has a blocking voltage rating of 800V and can carry up to 1A of current. The forward voltage of the diode drop is 1.1V.

Features of 1N4006

  • Good power handling capability
  • Diffusion crossing
  • High current capability
  • Low forward voltage
  • Drop surge protection up to 30A peak
  • Low reverse leakage current
  • Lead-free finish, RoHS compliant

Pinout of 1N4006

Specification of 1N4006

Package TypeDO-41
Diode Element MaterialSILICON
Peak Surge Current (8.3mS)30.0 A
Operating Temperature-Max175.0 Cel
Output Current-Max1.0 A
Peak Repeat. Reverse Voltage800 V
Max. Reverse Current (Ir)0.01 mA
Max. RMS Reverse Voltage (Vr)560 V
Max. Forward Voltage Drop (Vf)1.1 V
Max Power Dissipation3 W
Reverse Current5 µA

Uses of 1N4006

The 1N4006 has many uses. For example, it can be used to build diode rectifiers that can be used to power electronic devices. They can also be used to block voltages for various purposes in electronic designs or circuits.

Advantages of 1N4006

  • Cheap construction
  • Low forward voltage drop
  • Low reverse leakage
  • High forward surge current capability


  • Power supply for electronic equipment
  • Battery charging circuit
  • Adapter
  • Rectifier circuit
  • Switching device
  • Purpose of short-circuit protection
  • Voltage Blocking

Equivalent of 1N4006

  • 1N4007, and 1N4148

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