A/C Rectifier Circuits

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by runswithscissors, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. runswithscissors

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    Nov 8, 2004
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    Hello all,

    I need help simply stating how a Half-Wave, Full Wave, and a bridge rectifier circuit convert AC inputs into pulsating DC outputs.

    Much obliged.
     
  2. beenthere

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    Apr 20, 2004
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    Hi,

    I think the topic of diodes and rectification is covered elsewhere in the information sections of this site.

    As simply as possible, though, a diode allows current to flow through it in only one direction.
     
  3. hakan

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  4. vineethbs

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    when u r running a relay or something in series with ur diode? :D
     
  5. pebe

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    When the anode becomes less than approximately 0.6V positive with respect to the cathode (for a silicon diode).
     
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