role of centre tapped rectifier

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by sadaf, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. sadaf

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    I just want to know that what is the role of centre tapped rectifire?
    I have gone through the site but there is no reasonable ans. . .
    So plz help. . .
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    One use could be as a full wave rectifier on the secondary side of a transformer that has a center tap.

    Have a look at this page: http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_3/chpt_3/4.html
    The 3rd schematic down shows two diodes; they could very well be a dual diode that is wired as common cathode.
     
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