Questions tagged [bridge-rectifier]

an arrangement of four or more diodes in a bridge circuit configuration which provides the same output polarity for either input polarity. It is used for converting an alternating current (AC) input into a direct current (DC) output.

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PI Filter After Bridge Rectifier - Inductor at Positive Line or Negative Line

I was reading the InnoSwitch-CE Family Datasheet for a design I'm currently working on. At the Circuit Board Layout Recommendations section, it's stated that the inductor should be placed between the ...
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24 AC to 32 DC. How?

I encountered the following problem: inside an equipment, an added PCB needs 32 V DC and in that enclosure, only 24 V AC is accessible. In order to get 32 V DC from that 24 V AC, someone put a bride ...
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How to get rid of floating voltage on Bridge rectifier

I'm trying to implement a rectifier and AC voltage sensor. The rectifier part works just fine. I'm able to power my device without any issues. Please look at C2 in the screenshot (Circuit schematic)....
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Tap into stepper motor signal

I was wondering if it is possible to tap into the signal either on the low power side (between motion controller and the stepper motor driver) or on the high power side (between the stepper motor ...
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What happens if D2 and D4 is shorted in a full wave bridge rectifier?

Hello, What happens to the circuit if D2 and D4 diode is shorted?
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How do I attach leads to a SOT-227B/miniBLOC package?

I am reviewing options for full-wave rectifiers for a several thousand watt project, and many of the options are in the SOT-227B/miniBLOC package. I am not familiar with this package, and when I was ...
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Making a bench power supply to test car & bike starter motors at no load?

Does anyone have any information on how much current does a car starter motor draw at no load? It's from a BMW E46 .The motor specs: Power max: 1.4kW Voltage: 12VDC Armature resistance: 0.61 ohm ...
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Getting Waveforms with Negative Voltage Component on a Bridge Rectifier

I am trying to simulate a Bridge Rectifier with 1N4005 diodes and an AC power source. The circuit looks like this: link here I am getting a waveform that drops below zero V, is this behavior ...
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How to determine the resistor value when I want to use this op amp circuit?

I want to know how to determine the resistor value when I am using this op-amp circuit. Any theory I need to follow? How to determine the gain with diodes? If possible, please explain with an example....
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Current Sensing Switch

I have built the circuit depicted below in order to start a 10A 220V dust collector(Load 2) when I run my 20A 220V table saw (Load 1). So far, I have not been able to activate the relay to power load ...
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Wiring a transformer with two primary windings

I'm building a circuit that involves the use of multiple transformers. I've mainly used transformers that had one primary and one or two secondary windings. However, this time, the transformer I'm ...
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Rectifier Design with Regulators Surge/In-Rush Currents

I'm attempting to design my own rectifier circuit to output a positive and negative voltage as shown in the circuit below. I'm running into some concerns regarding the smoothing capacitor choice and ...
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Residual AC voltage after diode bridge in dual power supply

I'm building a +/-24V supply for my first hifi project but I'm having an issue. I use a dual output 28V toroid, doubled P600M diodes for rectifying (to distibute the load and lower heating), with two ...
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What happens when you put two rectifiers in series to get DC from a stepper motor?

For a project a stepper motor is used as a generator because of the decent amount of power at low RPM. Now have found that one rectifier is sufficient when placing the coils in series. First however, ...
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How does conduction angle through a bridge rectifier affects generator performance (vibrations, etc.)?

Consider this scenario: A 3-phase permanent-magnet generator is being driven by a strong force and at varying speeds e.g. 1000-6000 RPM Its output is rectified via a 3-phase bridge rectifier The ...
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How do you design a bridge rectifier circuit?

I am trying to design a bridge rectifier circuit (without capacitor). When I try measuring and graphing the output and input, the input looks fine but the output is just a straight line. Did I design ...
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How do we know \$R_x=\frac{R_2R_3}{R_1}\$,and \$L_x=C_1R_2R_3\$ in the maxwell bridge

There is a maxwell bridge below The book said when $$(R_1//\frac{1}{jwC_1})(R_x+jwL_x)=R_2R_3$$ We can find that \$R_x=\frac{R_2R_3}{R_1}\$, and \$L_x=C_1R_2R_3\$ I want to ask how can we ...
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Why is there a difference between voltage shown by the multimeter and the rms voltage in the Multisim probe?

I've created a full wave rectifier circuit and there is no DC offset in the AC power source. One thing that perplexes me is that the voltage shown by the Multimeter is different form the rms voltage ...
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DC High Current Power Supply for Electrochemical Plant

I’m looking to build my own high current full bridge rectifier to power electrowinning cells. I need a DC supply that is adjustable 0 - 5 V, and could supply up to ~50 kA (50 kiloamps.) Obviously ...
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Smoothing rectified voltage

I am developing a circuit to convert 230VAC to 12VDC. I ran into the problem that my smoothing capacitor for the full wave rectifier is pretty huge. The load is estimated to be around 500mA and ...
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Calculate 3 phases VA apparent power from DC load after bridge rectifier

In a tomatoes greehouse I try to power some high bay led light with 3 phases (400V between each phase: 230VAC*SQRT(3)). After 3 phases rectifier bridge i use the average DC line about 540V. All the ...
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Bridge rectifier ripple under load

Why when I put even a light load on the bridge rectifier output shows 100Hz ripple? simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab SR240 datasheet
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Why is an input side transformer necessary with a bridge rectifier?

I am not getting the statement "The load cannot be grounded without an input side transformer." Described as a disadvantage of bridge rectifiers in book on power electronics by M. H Rashid. Why can'...
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Full wave bridge circuit voltage calculator

A transformer with a 12.6 Vrms secondary supplies the AC voltage for a full-wave bridge circuit. The output goes to a 1000 microfarad capacitor in parallel with a 4.7 kilo ohm resistive load. Compute ...
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How to wire a single wire alternator to a bridge rectifier?

I'm trying to make a 25cc weed eater generator (for fun) and I'm thinking of using an alternator to take the rotary output from the engine and turn it into electricity. I need a way to take the 12-14V ...
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Connecting DC Common Node (Ground) to Three Phase Neutral

I know I shouldn't. But I just wanted to ask due to a specific requirement. I also searched the forum but couldn't find any similar question. Please give me a link if there's any. I'm asked to modify ...
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How do I calculate the conduction angle in an uncontrolled three-phase full-wave bridge rectifier?

Basically I to calculate the conduction angle of the rectifier, with RLE load, I was taught to use some formulas and a plot but I not really how to calculate it from scratch, if you could explain it ...
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How do I calculate the average voltage of this wave?

I need to calculate the average voltage of the wave below, the DC voltage is 120 V , the curve starts at 21.65 degrees and the peak voltage is 325.269 V. The solution is 221.3 V. This is from a ...
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Removing the load of an AC signal to a DC signal

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I built this circuit to visualize music with LED's using a full-bridge rectifier I got from a vacuum(meant for 120VAC to 120VDC, with ...
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How many inrush current limiting thermistor do I need and where should I place them?

In most designs they place a single NTC thermistor in series before the bridge rectifier and in some two or four: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Isn't a single ...
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Full wave rectifier with inductor filter

The capacitor-only bridge rectifier can't remove the ripple under heavy load and for a linear lab power supply I need to have an output without any ripple under load. after simulating the bridge ...
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Designing MOSFET bridge rectifiers for high voltages

I've been looking into MOSFET bridge rectifiers, also known as "zero IQ" rectifiers, as a replacement for traditional diode-based bridge rectifiers. Here's a simple example: The benefit, of course, ...
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Getting several voltages from a single transformer

I have a multi-tap transformer and I need to get two different voltage from the transformer, variable and steady. Is the below diagram correct, will it work this way? simulate this circuit – ...
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Load RMS voltage of a bridge rectifier

I was given a homework assignment shown below and I have a few quick questions that I appear to be stuck on. Any help would be appreciated. I can get Part i) and the answer is 168.64 degrees. Part ...
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Bridge rectifier outputting 338 volts DC with 120 volts AC input

I am measuring the live voltages right now and am seeing these numbers. I thought 338 volts DC was the result of rectifying 240 volt AC? I understand that 120 volts AC is the Vrms reading and that ...
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Why is it that a full bridge rectifier requires input to be derived from a transformer that provides dc isolation from the supply?

Recently I came across this and searched a lot online for an answer but couldn't find one... I found it mentioned in basic electronics book under rectification...It was also mentioned that the ...
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What would be the output voltage of the full wave rectifier output when center-tap is removed?

This is the circuit I have been analyzing. My intention is to calculate the output voltage at the resistance RL when the center tap is removed. With center tap connection, output voltage VRL(DC) ...
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Forward Voltage VF Max 1V does this mean that the full wave w10 bridge rectifier can only allow 1 volts via it

I want to use a full-wave bridge rectifier. My circuit needs 2 amps of current and operates at 12volts (12V @ 2A). I found this https://www.tanotis.com/products/vishay-2w01g-e4-51-bridge-rectifier-...
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Rectifier and EMI filter for multiple led drivers

I try to make a power supply stage for 2 offline led drivers insted of making 2 different boards. Find in atteched file the design A and B. Could you explain and suggest me what is the best design to ...
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Full Bridge Rectifier - Voltage Drop Under Load

I am trying to get 5v DC by rectifying the output of a microwave transformer i rewound (the transformer gets approx 4.2V AC on the secondary winding). I managed to get approx 5V open circuit ...
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AC to DC rails sag excessively when loaded

I'm just experimenting with rectifying a 120v to 12v dual winding transformer and smoothing it out two a dual rail power supply while I work towards attempting to build a clean power supply. I ...
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What happens if we take out two diodes from diode bridge?

In all textbooks diode bridge that transforms AC to DC is drawn as having 4 diodes like this simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I wonder, what would happen if we ...
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Control of battery charging

I have been developing a control software for charging and discharging battery in a dc grid. The system consists of: 01) Three phase alternator with three phase diode bridge rectifier at its output ...
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Can a single phase SMPS be converted to run from three phase?

If you have a switch-mode power supply that runs off 240 VAC single phase, is it possible to convert it so that it runs off 3P+N (415V phase-to-phase) by only changing the bridge rectifier? I have ...
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I'm trying to learn how to make these circuits but have no clue if I'm on the right track? [closed]

I've recently been doing some online tasks but I am really struggling to understand how build this circuit in multisim. I am also struggling to calculate the values listed in 2. and have tried to find ...
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What can I use to supply 220V DC to this motor?

I have a small 220VDC motor I would like to drive via a speed controller, so I can continuously adjust the speed. I'm in Australia with 240V mains, and I also have an adjustable 0-220V AC controller. ...
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Diode bridge rectifier convert 13.5v ac to 17v dc

i just make a voltage rectifier as shown below Four IN4007S diodes one 15k ohm resistance one 25v 2200uF capacitor I have a 220v->13.5v transformer, and transformer output is supposed to convert ...
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Deliberating shorting PTC to toggle between FBR and HBR

We're designing a board that needs to interface with a variety of different furnace control boards, some of which have full-bridge rectifiers and some of which have half-bridge rectifiers. Depending ...
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Alternative to center tapped transformer [closed]

I would like to replace a center tapped transformer, which is directly connected to a full bridge rectifier, by two DC lab power supplies. Does that make sense at all? The power connector goes ...
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230VAC to 230VDC converter for flicker free LED construction lights for use in videography/photography

We use LED construction lights for illuminating a photo or video set. As espected the lights flicker with the mains frequency. While in some cases this can be compensated with the right camerasettings ...

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