Bridge Rectifiers

An a.c. circuit can be converted to d.c. which is useful for a lot of different applications. Simple, half wave rectification can be achieved by the use of a single diode as shown in the first animation below. The bridge rectifier, shown in the second animation, explains how we can achieve full wave rectification with the use of 4 diodes connected in a certain manner.

Questions on force on a conductor appear in the 2330-202, 2330-203, 2330-301 and the 2357-309 exams.

Half wave rectification

Full wave rectification



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Where would a rectifier be used?

There are many situation where it is convenient to convert from a.c. to d.c. Many electronic appliances run on d.c. and battery chargers as examples.

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