Rectifiers

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Honeybee, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Honeybee

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    Nov 1, 2004
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    HI

    I know that usually either diodes or SCRs are used to design rectifiers but
    does anyone know how to design a rectifier using transisters?

    Or maybe where I can find such information?

    Thanks
     
  2. mozikluv

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    Jan 22, 2004
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    hello

    check the schematic symbol of an npn and pnp transistor. see how the diode symbol is oriented, then experiment.
     
  3. Honeybee

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    Nov 1, 2004
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    That sounds like an interesting suggestion. I'll check it out.

    I have one other question, I'm a bit confused about something, I've never attempted to build/actually use a rectifier circuit before, I just used to seeing them in theory.

    What I'm trying to do is create a rectifier in which the transistor switching is controlled by a DSP. Somewhat like the PWM switching of transistors in an inverter.

    We're trying to convert ac-dc .....so you know the typical diagram has transformer windings and then a load.

    Will I be able to use the same circuit if I use a transistor switching method?
     
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