RL205 Diode

Specifications of RL205 diode

  • Maximum Recurrent Peak Reverse Voltage: 600 V
  • Maximum Average Forward Output Current: 2 A
  • Maximum Forward Voltage Drop per element at 1.0A DC: 1 V
  • Typical Junction Capacitance: 20 pF
  • Package: DO-15
  • Weight: 0.38 grams
  • Operating and Storage Temperature Range: -65...+175 °C

Polarity and Pinout

The RL205 diode has a cathode (-) and anode (+). In the schematic symbol, the tip of the triangle with the line on top of it is the cathode. The cathode is marked on the body of a diode by a band as shown below.
RL205 diode polarity
The current can flow from only the anode to the cathode and never from the cathode to the anode - the RL205 diode is like a one way electric valve.

Dimensions of RL205 diode

Dimensions RL205 diode

Replacement and Equivalent

You can replace the RL205 with the 1N5406, 1N5406G, 1N5407, 1N5407G, 1N5408, 1N5408G, BY253, BY254, BY255, FR205, FR206, FR207, FR305, FR306, FR307, HER206, HER207, HER208, HER306, HER307, HER308, RL206, RL207, SF28, SF38, UF5406, UF5407, UF5408