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.


...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 21 - 40 of 1344 products
Results per page
Description Price Bridge Type Peak Average Forward Current Peak Reverse Repetitive Voltage Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Diode Technology Diode Type Configuration Peak Non-Repetitive Forward Surge Current Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature Peak Forward Voltage Peak Reverse Current
RS Stock No. 395-4455
Mfr. Part No.VS-GBPC3512A
BrandVishay
£5.80
Each
Units
Single Phase 35A 1200V Screw Mount GBPC-A 4 - - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 165-4892
Mfr. Part No.W02G-E4/51
BrandVishay
£0.218
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
Units
Single Phase 1.5A 200V Through Hole WOG 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 865-1873
Mfr. Part No.W02G-E4/51
BrandVishay
£0.328
Each (In a Bag of 100)
Units
Single Phase 1.5A 200V Through Hole WOG 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 629-5119
Mfr. Part No.W02G-E4/51
BrandVishay
£0.556
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Single Phase 1.5A 200V Through Hole WOG 4 - - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 165-2338
Mfr. Part No.GBPC15005-E4
BrandVishay
£2.046
Each (In a Box of 100)
Units
Single Phase 15A 50V Screw Mount GBPC 4 Silicon Junction - Single 300A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 515-5559
Mfr. Part No.GBPC15005-E4/51
BrandVishay
£3.65
Each
Units
Single Phase 15A 50V Screw Mount GBPC 4 - - Single 300A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 145-2130
Mfr. Part No.VS-KBPC602
BrandVishay
£2.199
Each (In a Box of 100)
Units
Single Phase 6A 200V Through Hole D 72 4 Silicon Junction - Single 137A +150 °C -40 °C 1.2V 10µA
RS Stock No. 227-8485
Mfr. Part No.VS-KBPC602
BrandVishay
£3.43
Each
Units
Single Phase 6A 200V Through Hole D 72 4 - - Single 137A +150 °C -40 °C 1.2V 10µA
RS Stock No. 165-2673
Mfr. Part No.VS-KBPC101
BrandVishay
£0.814
Each (In a Box of 250)
Units
Single Phase 3A 100V Through Hole D 46 4 Silicon Junction - Single 55A +150 °C -40 °C 1.1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 700-5478
Mfr. Part No.VS-KBPC101
BrandVishay
£1.69
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
Single Phase 3A 100V Through Hole D 46 4 - - Single 55A +150 °C -40 °C 1.1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 165-2347
Mfr. Part No.MB6S-E3
BrandVishay
£0.153
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
Units
Single Phase 800mA 600V Surface Mount TO-269AA 4 Silicon Junction - Single 35A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 629-0322
Mfr. Part No.MB6S-E3/45
BrandVishay
£0.514
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Single Phase 800mA 600V Surface Mount TO-269AA 4 - - Single 35A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 168-4437
Mfr. Part No.VBO22-16NO8
BrandIXYS
£7.752
Each (In a Box of 50)
Units
Single Phase 17A 1600V Screw Mount FO B B 4 Silicon Junction - Single 440A +150 °C -40 °C 2.2V 300µA
RS Stock No. 193-026
Mfr. Part No.VBO22-16NO8
BrandIXYS
£9.27
Each
Units
Single Phase 17A 1600V Screw Mount FO B B 4 Silicon Junction - Single 440A +150 °C -40 °C 2.2V 300µA
RS Stock No. 169-5828
Mfr. Part No.VS-KBPC808
BrandVishay
£3.014
Each (In a Bag of 100)
Units
Single Phase 8A 800V Through Hole D 72 4 Silicon Junction - Single 137A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 100mA
RS Stock No. 227-8592
Mfr. Part No.VS-KBPC808
BrandVishay
£3.45
Each
Units
Single Phase 8A 800V Through Hole D 72 4 - - Single 137A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 100mA
RS Stock No. 123-1506
Mfr. Part No.FB5006-B250/220-50
£4.43
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
Single Phase 50A 600V Through Hole Power 4 - - Single 400A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 146-0645
Mfr. Part No.FB5006-B250/220-50
£3.906
Each (In a Box of 100)
Units
Single Phase 50A 600V Through Hole Power 4 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction Single 400A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 917-9010
Mfr. Part No.KBPC3510
£1.315
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Single Phase 35A 1000V Through Hole KBPC 4 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction Single 400A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 171-1433
Mfr. Part No.KBPC3510
£1.161
Each (In a Box of 50)
Units
Single Phase 35A 1000V Through Hole KBPC 4 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction Single 400A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 10µA