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. RS Components offer an extensive range of high-quality components from leading brands including ON Semiconductor, Vishay, IXYS and Semikron.

What do Bridge Rectifiers do?

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 can 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.

What are Bridge Rectifiers used for?

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.

What are the 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 transformer.

What are the disadvantages of a Bridge Rectifier?

Disadvantages 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 more affordable.


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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 1A 1000V Surface Mount ABS 4 Silicon Junction - Single 30A +150 °C -55 °C 950mV 150µA
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Mfr. Part No.ABS10 RGG
£0.29
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Single Phase 1A 1000V Surface Mount ABS 4 - - Single 30A +150 °C -55 °C 950mV 150µA
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Mfr. Part No.GBPC3510 T0
£2.90
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Single Phase 35A 1000V Screw Mount GBPC 4 - - Single 400A +150 °C -50 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 169-9168
Mfr. Part No.GBPC3510 T0
£1.703
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Single Phase 35A 1000V Screw Mount GBPC 4 Silicon Junction - Single 400A +150 °C -50 °C 1.1V 5µA
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Mfr. Part No.KBU1005G T0
£0.951
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Single Phase 10A 600V Through Hole KBU 4 Silicon Junction - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
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Mfr. Part No.KBU1005G T0
£1.296
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Single Phase 10A 600V Through Hole KBU 4 - - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 687-5844
Mfr. Part No.KBP205G C2
£0.417
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Single Phase 2A 600V Through Hole KBP 4 - - Single 60A +150 °C -55 °C 1.2V 10µA
RS Stock No. 169-9174
Mfr. Part No.KBP205G C2
£0.234
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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. 687-5800
Mfr. Part No.GBPC5004 T0
£3.78
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Single Phase 50A 400V Screw Mount GBPC 4 - - Single 400A +150 °C -50 °C 1.1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 169-9169
Mfr. Part No.GBPC5004 T0
£2.203
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Single Phase 50A 400V Screw Mount GBPC 4 Silicon Junction - Single 400A +150 °C -50 °C 1.1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 687-5825
Mfr. Part No.KBL405G T0
£0.762
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Single Phase 4A 600V Through Hole KBL 4 - - Single 150A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 169-9172
Mfr. Part No.KBL405G T0
£0.571
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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. 652-7501
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£0.03
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Single Phase 800mA 600V Surface Mount TO-269AA 4 - - Single 30A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 100µA
RS Stock No. 169-9005
Mfr. Part No.MBS6 RC
£0.024
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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. 169-9146
Mfr. Part No.GBPC1504 T0
£1.52
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Single Phase 15A 400V Screw Mount GBPC 4 Silicon Junction - Single 300A +150 °C -50 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 687-5661
Mfr. Part No.GBPC1504 T0
£2.49
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Single Phase 15A 400V Screw Mount GBPC 4 - - Single 300A +150 °C -50 °C 1.1V 5µA
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Mfr. Part No.GBU807 D2
£0.714
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Single Phase 8A 1000V Through Hole GBU 4 - - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 169-9145
Mfr. Part No.GBPC1502 T0
£0.917
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Single Phase 15A 200V Screw Mount GBPC 4 Silicon Junction - Single 300A +150 °C -50 °C 1.1V 5µA