Bridge Rectifiers

Bridge rectifiers are discrete semiconductors as they have a single semiconductor device i.e. a diode and are the opposite of an integrated circuit semiconductor which has various devices on a single piece of semiconductor. The diode bridge circuit was invented in 1895 and Leo Graetz designed a similar circuit so they can also be known as a Graetz circuit or Graetz bridge.A bridge rectifier is built out of 4 or more diodes that are arranged in a specific configuration: the namesake bridge. This diode bridge is able to convert an input of alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC), a basic function for most electronic devices. It also provides the same output polarity for either input polarity. These devices work with a two-wire AC input, have two diode drops in their design and offer full wave rectification. Bridge Rectifiers are commonly used in power supplies that provide necessary DC voltage for the electronic components or devices and are found in various applications such as home appliances and white merchandise. Also such devices are popular with electronic hobbyists who enjoy constructing circuits. Rectifiers are usually classified into single phase and three phase, and then split again into uncontrolled, half controlled and full controlled rectifiers. They come in various package and mounting types including screw mount, surface mount and through hole.Advantages of Bridge rectifiers A high peak inverse voltage (PIV) which is ideal for high voltage applications A high transformer utilisation factor Constructed with or without a transformer – does not need a centre tap transformerDisadvantages of bridge rectifiers More expensive than other rectifiers as it requires four diodes Not ideal when a small voltage is required to be rectified Since bridge rectifiers are discrete devices, some of them need to be purchased along with other devices to achieve the desired functionality for which they are intended. For some engineering needs, the ability to purchase discrete semiconductors makes prototyping and production affordable.

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RS Stock No. 169-9170
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HK$20.14
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Single Phase 50A 1000V Screw Mount GBPC 4 Silicon Junction - Single 400A +150 °C -50 °C 1.1V 10µA
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Single Phase 50A 1000V Screw Mount GBPC 4 - - Single 400A +150 °C -50 °C 1.1V 10µA
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Mfr. Part No.RMB6S RCG
HK$2.801
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Single Phase 800mA 600V Surface Mount MBS 4 - - Single 30A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
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Mfr. Part No.RMB6S RCG
HK$1.216
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Single Phase 800mA 600V Surface Mount MBS 4 Silicon Junction - Single 30A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 169-9178
Mfr. Part No.KBU1005G T0
HK$8.14
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Single Phase 10A 600V Through Hole KBU 4 Silicon Junction - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 169-9177
Mfr. Part No.KBP305G C2
HK$3.161
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Single Phase 3A 600V Through Hole KBP 4 Silicon Junction - Single 80A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 687-5872
Mfr. Part No.KBU1005G T0
HK$15.826
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Single Phase 10A 600V Through Hole KBU 4 - - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 687-5853
Mfr. Part No.KBP305G C2
HK$3.626
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Single Phase 3A 600V Through Hole KBP 4 - - Single 80A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 169-9005
Mfr. Part No.MBS6 RC
HK$0.819
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Single Phase 800mA 600V Surface Mount TO-269AA 4 Silicon Junction - Single 30A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 100µA
RS Stock No. 687-5881
Mfr. Part No.KBU407G T0
HK$10.226
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Single Phase 4A 1000V Through Hole KBU 4 - - Single 150A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 652-7501
Mfr. Part No.MBS6 RC
HK$0.919
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Single Phase 800mA 600V Surface Mount TO-269AA 4 - - Single 30A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 100µA
RS Stock No. 169-9179
Mfr. Part No.KBU407G T0
HK$5.352
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Single Phase 4A 1000V Through Hole KBU 4 Silicon Junction - Single 150A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 169-8989
Mfr. Part No.DBLS205G RD
HK$1.81
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Single Phase 2A 600V Surface Mount DBLS 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1.15V 10µA
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Mfr. Part No.MBS8 RC
HK$1.491
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Single Phase 800mA 800V Surface Mount MBS 4 - - Single 35A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 100µA
RS Stock No. 169-9310
Mfr. Part No.MBS8 RC
HK$1.343
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Single Phase 800mA 800V Surface Mount MBS 4 Silicon Junction - Single 35A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 100µA
RS Stock No. 169-9174
Mfr. Part No.KBP205G C2
HK$2.082
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Single Phase 2A 600V Through Hole KBP 4 Silicon Junction - Single 60A +150 °C -55 °C 1.2V 10µA
RS Stock No. 169-9172
Mfr. Part No.KBL405G T0
HK$3.084
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Single Phase 4A 600V Through Hole KBL 4 Silicon Junction - Single 150A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 687-5819
Mfr. Part No.GBU1007 D2
HK$11.39
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Single Phase 10A 1000V Through Hole GBU 4 - - Single 220A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 169-9171
Mfr. Part No.GBU1007 D2
HK$5.052
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Single Phase 10A 1000V Through Hole GBU 4 Silicon Junction - Single 220A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 687-5825
Mfr. Part No.KBL405G T0
HK$5.843
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Single Phase 4A 600V Through Hole KBL 4 - - Single 150A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 10µA