Bridge Rectifiers

Why we are using the bridge rectifier in most of the circuits instead of full wave rectifier eventhough the output of both are same?

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  • May 14th, 2008

In bridge type (FWR) rectifiers center tapping transformer are not required so small transformers are used and we will get twice of the out put voltage that of the center tapped FWR.


  • Aug 4th, 2014

because PIV rating of center tapped rectifier in twice then the bridge type of rectifier.

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