Rectifiers

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Honeybee

Joined Nov 1, 2004
12
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
 

mozikluv

Joined Jan 22, 2004
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Originally posted by Honeybee@Sep 8 2005, 09:45 PM
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
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hello

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

Thread Starter

Honeybee

Joined Nov 1, 2004
12
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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