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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?
Asked by: dikarthik | Member Since Apr-2007 | Asked on: Jan 30th, 2008

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paul.sayan

Answered On : Feb 15th, 2008

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The bridge rectifier can produce twice the voltage with the same size transformer

  
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TUF for bridge rectifier is 81.2% compared to 57.4% of center tapped .
Also an ordinary transformer is enough.
PIV across a diode is just Vm.

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kirisave

Answered On : May 14th, 2008

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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.

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cubangeekboy

Answered On : Nov 20th, 2008

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Bridge rectifiers use transformer that do not employ a center tap, thereby permitting the use of smaller transformers. this saves space, cost and is more effecient.

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