Question About Rectifier Types

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lubi

Joined Mar 6, 2007
12
could anyone tell me what are the differences b/t bridge FW rectifier and centre tapped FW rectifier
 

Thread Starter

lubi

Joined Mar 6, 2007
12
what about the peak inverse voltage,why do we use a bridge rectifier instead of the centre tapped one
 

thingmaker3

Joined May 16, 2005
5,084
A bridge rectifier will work with any transformer, center-tapped or not. Example: a 12Vrms center tapped secondary will serve to supply either 17Vpk or 8.5Vpk, or two each 8.5Vpk using two bridge rectifiers using a bridge rectifier. The same transformer will supply only 8.5Vpk using a two-diode full wave rectifier.
 
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