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1N914 – Small Signal Fast Switching Diode

The 1N914 is a small signal diode which can handle low voltage and low current. The diode can switch at high speed and hence normal used in switching applications and not in rectifier applications.


Pin Configuration

Pin No.

Pin Name




Current always Enters through Anode



Current always Exits through Cathode



  • Fast switching Diode
  • Peak repetitive Reverse voltage is 100V
  • RMS reverse voltage is 75V
  • Peak forward surge current is 4A
  • Forward continuous current If 300mA
  • Reverse recovery time 8ns
  • Available in DO-35 Package

Note: Complete Technical Details can be found at the 1N914 datasheet given at the end of this page.


1N914 Equivalent Diode



Alternative Diodes

1N4007, 1N4733A, 1N5408, 1N5822



A diode is a device which allows current flow through only one direction. That is the current should always flow from the Anode to cathode. The cathode terminal can be identified by using a grey bar as shown in the picture above.

For IN914 Diode, the maximum current carrying capacity is 300mA it can withstand peaks up to 4A. The specialty of this diode is its fast recovery time of 8ns at a forward current of 10mA, hence this diode is used in places where fast switching are involved. The diode is very similar to the 1N4148 Diode except that this diode can withstand high reverse currents.


Applications of Diode

  • Can be used to prevent reverse polarity problem
  • Half Wave and Full Wave rectifiers
  • Used as a protection device
  • Current flow regulators


2D representation (DO-41)

1N914 Dimensions

Component Datasheet

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