1N4007 Diode Pinout, Equivalent, Specs, Datasheet, Applications & Other Info

This post explains the 1N4007 diode pinout, equivalent, specs, datasheet, applications and other useful information about this diode.


 1N4007 Diode Pinout, Equivalent, Specs, Datasheet, Applications & Other Info



Features / Technical Specifications

  • Package Type: Available in DO-45 & SMD Packages
  • Diode Type: Silicon Rectifier General Usage Diode
  • Max Repetitive Reverse Voltage is: 1000 Volts
  • Average Fwd Current: 1000mA
  • Non-repetitive Max Fwd Current: 30A
  • Max Power Dissipation is: 3W
  • Max Storage & Operating temperature Should Be: -55 to +175 Centigrade


1N4007 Replacement and Equivalent

If you are working under 400V then you can use 1N4004, if under 600V use 1N4005, If 800V use 1N4006 they are exactly same in other values of 1N4007. But if you are working over 800V and below 1000V than you can use HER208, HER158, FR207, FR107 Diodes as equivalents. If you are working above 1000V than you can use EM520, EM513 & 1N5399 as replacement.


1N4007 Diode Explained / Description

A 1N4007 is a widely used general purpose diode. It is normally build to use as rectifier in the power supplies section of electronic appliances for converting AC voltage to DC with other filter capacitors. It is a diode of 1N400x series in which there are also other similar diodes from 1N4001 to 1N4007 and the only difference between them is the max repetitive reverse voltage.

Moreover it can also be used in any general purpose application where there is need of a general diode. The 1N4007 diode is built for working with high voltages and it can easily handle voltage below 1000V. The 1000mA or 1A average fwd current, 3W power dissipation with small size and lost cost also makes it ideal for wide variety of applications.



Where We Can Use It

1N4007 can be used in variety of circuits, it is normally built for general purpose rectification purpose but it can also be used in any circuit where there is need of voltage blocking, blocking voltage spikes etc. It can also be used in digital logic circuits.



Power Supplies

Battery Chargers

Voltage Doublers



Components protection

Blocking incoming voltage where not required


How to Safely Long Run in a Circuit

To get the maximum long run of the diode it is recommended to always stay 30V to 40V below from it max repetitive reverse voltage and other values. Always connect in right polarity, do not drive more than 1A load. Do not operate and store in temperature below -55 centigrade and above +175 centigrade.


1N4007 Datasheet :

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