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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RS Stock No. 227-8772
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MB60A
BrandVishay
£7.98
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Single Phase 35A 600V Screw Mount D 34 4 - - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.14V 10µA
RS Stock No. 145-1570
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MB60A
BrandVishay
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Single Phase 35A 600V Screw Mount D 34 4 Silicon Junction - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.14V 10µA
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£0.337
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Single Phase 2A 600V Through Hole KBP 4 Silicon Junction - Single 65A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA
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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
RS Stock No. 165-2556
Mfr. Part No.VS-26MB120A
BrandVishay
£6.974
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Single Phase 25A 1200V Screw Mount D 34 4 Silicon Junction - Single 420A +150 °C -55 °C 1.11V 10µA
RS Stock No. 227-8693
Mfr. Part No.VS-26MB120A
BrandVishay
£9.39
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Single Phase 25A 1200V Screw Mount D 34 4 - - Single 420A +150 °C -55 °C 1.11V 10µA
RS Stock No. 227-8659
Mfr. Part No.VS-26MB60A
BrandVishay
£8.13
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Single Phase 25A 600V Screw Mount D 34 4 - - Single 420A +150 °C -55 °C 1.11V 10µA
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Mfr. Part No.KBPC5010
£1.264
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Single Phase 50A 1000V Through Hole KBPC 4 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 145-1748
Mfr. Part No.VS-26MB60A
BrandVishay
£7.102
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Single Phase 25A 600V Screw Mount D 34 4 Silicon Junction - Single 420A +150 °C -55 °C 1.11V 10µA
RS Stock No. 917-9017
Mfr. Part No.KBPC5010
£1.432
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Single Phase 50A 1000V Through Hole KBPC 4 Silicon Junction Silicon Junction Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 165-2547
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MT40
BrandVishay
£11.804
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Three Phase 35A 400V Through Hole D 63 5 Silicon Junction - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.19V 200µA
RS Stock No. 629-6358
Mfr. Part No.GBPC3510-E4/51
BrandVishay
£4.24
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Single Phase 35A 1000V Screw Mount GBPC 4 - - Single 400A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 395-3238
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MT40
BrandVishay
£13.23
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Three Phase 35A 400V Through Hole D 63 5 - - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.19V 200µA
RS Stock No. 165-2341
Mfr. Part No.GBPC3510-E4/51
BrandVishay
£3.029
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Single Phase 35A 1000V Screw Mount GBPC 4 Silicon Junction - Single 400A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 687-5796
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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BrandIXYS
£11.526
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£1.296
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Single Phase 10A 600V Through Hole KBU 4 - - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
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Mfr. Part No.VS-36MT160
BrandVishay
£11.825
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Three Phase 35A 1600V Through Hole D 63 5 Silicon Junction - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.19V 200µA