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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How to avoid voltage drop when using full bridge rectifier as reverse polarity protection

I found a couple of old bridge rectifiers. After reading some docs and tutorials about reverse polarity protection decided to give them a try. The problem is nobody offered a solution against the ...
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How to choose high frequency inductors for high voltage line filtering?

I saw these inductors 680 uH (RL-1294-680) in each power line like shown below. The line to line voltage is 480 VAC. The inductor used has a saturation current of 280 mA. So I suppose I shouldn't ...
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SiC rectifier Q value vs capacitance

I am choosing between schottky for a bridge rectifiers. But I can understand how to choose a SiC based on the parameters for a rectifier application. I want the fastest 2A SiC diode (for lowest noise)...
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Will my circuit charge the battery and power Arduino?

I am currently attending High School, so I don't expect too much here. I simply want to know all the recommendations for this circuit (Capacitor values, etc). But I mainly want to know if this ...
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LTspice DB207 Bridge Rectifier Model

I have breadboarded a 6/12VAC to variable DC power supply that I want to analyze before hard wiring. It uses the DB207 bridge rectifier chip and I cannot find a LTspice model for it. Does anyone have ...
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220 volt ac to 12 v dc converter without voltage regulator

I want to design Additional RC Filter. My input is 220V AC and I want to observe 12 V DC output. I am designing 100 Hz with a full-wave bridge rectifier. My question how can I find the output of ...
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Converting a sprinkler system's 24V AC outputs to 3.3V DC logic inputs

I am working on a system that can detect which of the AC outputs on a sprinkler box is on and for how long. The sprinkler box has one common wire and then 18 connections that output 24V to open ...
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Can I use DC to run an AC device in some cases? [closed]

I think there may be devices specified to use alternating current (AC) which can run supplied with direct current (DC) instead. There are devices which depend on AC in some fundamental way, like a ...
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Rectification voltage

I designed this power supply and simulated in Multisim 13.0, and noticed that the output of the full bridge was higher than that of the input to it. Would this have anything to do with the ...
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Choosing capacitance for recifier

So I'm trying to use a couple of rectifiers. Specifically, the "NTE5326" and the "36MB120A." I've tried following videos on how to calculate for a smoothing-capacitor but to no avail. If you use ...
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What is the difference between commutation number and pulse number in?

My question is about bridge rectifiers in power electronics. I guess the jargons are too vague, so i quote the exact definitions from my book which i don't understand at all: m represents the ...
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AC mains rectifier issue

I built a simple full bridge rectifier with AC Mains input, but I noticed that: When the input is 220 V rms the DC output is only 293 V, but I expected the DC output voltage to be 220 x sqrt(2) = ...
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Unmarked Bridge Rectifier

This is out of a 600 watt computer power supply (CoolMax ZX600) and I don't know how to identify it without markings or a schematic and hoping someone can help. The PCB spot for this is labeled BD1 ...
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How can I create a moped DC source from the alternator using the chassis as common GND for both AC and DC?

I need to convert from AC to DC the output of the red wire coming from the right stator coil (marked with R) which is the one that feeds the lamps. The idea is to convert to DC then regulate the ...
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High current, low voltage capacitors

I'm putting together a high current (200A+), low voltage (<5v) rectifier circuit. I have sufficient bridge rectifiers, but to smooth out the waveform I need a strong enough capacitor bank. Besides ...
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Need help determining smoothing capacitor(s) for rectifier

I am making a rectifier for a single N-Scale train building. It takes DC, but the train controller gives out 19VAC. I have 4 1N4001s and some capacitors, but probably not the right size/uf. I only ...
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Why Is There Negative Voltage at the Anodes of Two Rectifier Diodes in this Circuit?

i've been trying to figure out how this PSU in my amplifier is working by studying the schematic, and would like to check that my assumptions are correct, but also, as per the title, i'd like to ...
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Difference of single phase rectifiers

I am trying to understand the difference between the following rectifiers: What would be the difference between these two output voltages? I can see that there would be no negative output voltage in ...
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24vac to 24vdc with bridge rectifier BUT

I am needing to power a 24vdc gate motor, it is rated for 24vdc 1A on battery power and 24vdc 4.5A on mains power, i have a laptop charger(AC Adapter) that does 220vac to 24vac and 4.5A but i need the ...
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Paralleling output of multiple BLDC motors used as generators

First of all, I apologize for anything stupid I say as I am not yet well versed in the proper technical terms and schematics. I wish to use several identical BLDC motors that will be spun at the same ...
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Why Current draw in DC variable power supply is not sizable?

I have done a DC variable power supply, and checked it using multimeter the output voltage ranges from 1.3v to 19v, but the problem is when I added a DC load(small DC motor) it was not working, why? ...
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High Output Current with Short Circuit Protection KA7824 Regulator [closed]

I have a circuit board with the following set up with the voltage regulator KA7824 This picture is taken from the datasheet of the voltage regulator as one of its uses. my circuit board converts AC ...
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Converting DC Motor's Tachometer Output to DC Using Bridge Rectifier

I have a DC motor that its specification states that "Electric DC motor manufactured by Buehler. Sinusoidal Encoder Output: 11.5 VAC - 870 Hz @ 12 VDC input. No load speed: 6800 RPM. Runs in either ...
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3 Phase calculations

I have 3-phase utility mains power supply whose phase voltage is 220 V, 50 Hz. I keep getting confused about various calculations of the 3-phase mains as follows: Formula for the line voltage. ...
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What could have caused bridge rectifiers to fail?

Ok, so I have a pioneer surround sound that I was trying to fix because of one speaker had very low volume. What I changed was a resistor, its the exact same color stripes, but the size is a bit ...
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Smoothing cap vs filter for full wave bridge rectifier circuit

I am designing a circuit which requires high-voltage DC. My plan is to step-up my mains (120VAC) with a transformer and then pass that through a FWB. After the FWB, I want to smooth the signal into a ...
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Is a bigger resistor different from a smaller resistor with same color stripes?

I changed a resistor with same color stripes Yellow, Purple, Gold, Gold on a Pioneer surround system but the only difference was that the I put was a bit bigger. The problem is the system went into ...
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How do you calculate RC snubber values for a discrete bridge rectifier

I'm working on a small linear power supply for an audio amplifier (home/hobby use) and I want to add an RC snubber on the rectifier diodes. I know this might be overkill, but I'm looking at it as an ...
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Trying to understand floating voltage

I'm trying to understand the concept of a floated voltage, and why it is needed in some cases. For my own case, I am using a variac connected to a rectifier to provide a DC voltage for a circuit, (...
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How to solve a a full wave rectifier with two diodes and a ground in the middle?

This is the problem I am trying to follow along with the solution but I don't understand what is happening, how do I handle the random ground in the middle?? is the node between d1 and d2 40Vpeek and ...
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What is the purpose of grounding rectifiers?

In the centre tapped rectifier: It seems as if the highlighted ground line would provide a short circuit for any current developed between the top/bottom wires and the centre tap, eliminating any ...
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Output voltage of a rectifier

Is the output DC voltage of any rectifier (Halfwave, Fullwave or bridge) simply equal to \$\sqrt{2}\$ times Phase to neutral AC input voltage? Or does every rectifier circuit have its own formula to ...
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Why is waveform of the voltage across the DC-link capacitor alternating?

So I am connecting a full-wave rectifier to a half-bridge inverter as shown in the circuit below. I added a smoothing capacitor of 0.47 Farad to get a smooth DC output voltage (see the first graph), ...
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Diode Array for Full-Wave Rectifier for PoE

I was looking for SCHOTTKY diode for designing Full-Wave Rectifier for PoE. I was searching for the diode but came across the ...
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How is the voltage regulator functioning in this vintage charging circuit?

Attached is a simplified diagram of my motorcycle's charging circuit. It has a standard 3-phase bridge rectifier circuit--simple enough. I'm confused about two things: (1) How is the voltage ...
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Bridge rectifier filter capacitor remove

My question is very simple. What components should be removed from the following circuit diagram for this circuit to work only on DC voltage? I'm sure that the bridge rectifier should be removed ...
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how can accsess gnd in full wave rectifier? [closed]

in full wave rectifier without transformer how can access to gnd for regulator or gnd of microcontroller? (assume we dont have trouble with amplitude of voltage) I think in full wave rectifier in ...
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What is generic formula for min and max levels of rectified AC voltage?

For example, if i have 1 phase AC voltage with 1 volt peak level and rectify it., i would get some pulsating voltage V = abs(sin(t+0*pi)). Its minimum is 0 volts ...
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Bridge Rectifier Fails When AC Inputs are Shorted

I am working on a design that involves powering a 3.3V microcontroller off a doorbell transformer but I am running into an issue with the bridge rectifier failing when the AC inputs to the rectifier ...
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Building a High Voltage Rectifier with a continuous negative output

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab In the past, I have worked with high voltage projects, but seldom with HV rectifiers. Thus, I was curious how I could build a ...
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Full wave rectifier math analysis

I read some about a full wave rectifier on this website and when it got to the section of smoothing capacitor, and showed this graph and schematics: It was also said that: Here the 5uF capacitor ...
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Examine rectified voltage before and after

I built a simple bridge rectifier. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I connected the output of the function generator with CH1 of my oscilloscope and with the input ...
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Output impedance function generator, limiting the current

I've the following schematic: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Now the R of 50 ohm does limit the current that be supplied to the load. Is there a way to be ...
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Is it possible to charge/discharge this cap fast enough?

What I have, is a common 12-pulse rectifier with its bridges in series and I included a snubber between DC-link and rectifier output. Is important to note that all inductances before the rectifier are ...
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Converting 8-24 V AC into 3.3v DC

I have a circuit running an ESP-12 at 3.3v DC that I would like to power with a doorbell transformer that will deliver between 8 and 24v AC. I was wondering what would be the best way to do that. I'm ...
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RC snubber on bridge rectifier (capacitor rating)

I am using a bridge rectifier on the mains and across each diode I have placed a RC snubber for EMI mitigation. (C is rated at 1Kv) My question is...on the C (from the RC snubber) should I use Y or X ...
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What would be involved in rectifying electricity from a faulty car alternator?

Disclaimer: Newbe As I understand things: a car "alternator" generates a/c current the alternator contains diodes that rectify the current to d/c current if one or more diodes fail then the ...
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IGBT Rectifier Gate Voltage

I have a 3-phase bridge rectifier which uses IGBT's shown in the image below. The circuit works perfectly and the voltage on the output (unfiltered) is exactly as expected. However the gates are ...
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Why Does DC Load Draw Twice As Much AC Current Through Transformer?

I have designed the following circuit, comprised of 4 loads, 1 of 4.2ohms and 3 of 21ohms, drawing a total of 2.4Arms (1.5A, 300mA, 300mA and 300mA respectively) of AC current through the secondary of ...
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Why should I specify a 'pulse width' when firing a thyristor rectifier/inverter?

If I'm correct, the controller will send a gate signal to this bridge (6-pulse or 12-pulse) and even if it sends them with 1 degree of width, the thyristors must close until the current through it ...