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. 922-8402
Mfr. Part No.GBJ2510-F
R 30.567
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Single Phase 25A 1000V Through Hole GBJ 4 Silicon Junction - Single 350A +150 °C -65 °C 1.05V 500µA
RS stock no. 751-4436
Mfr. Part No.GBJ2510-F
R 24.734
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Single Phase 25A 1000V Through Hole GBJ 4 - - Single 350A +150 °C -65 °C 1.05V 500µA
RS stock no. 121-9631
Mfr. Part No.GBJ1508-F
R 11.744
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Single Phase 15A 800V Through Hole GBJ 4 Silicon Junction - Single 240A +150 °C -65 °C 1.05V 500µA
RS stock no. 922-8147
Mfr. Part No.DF04S-T
R 2.015
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Single Phase 1A 400V Surface Mount DF-S 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS stock no. 738-5005
Mfr. Part No.DF04S-T
R 5.718
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Single Phase 1A 400V Surface Mount DF-S 4 - - Single 50A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS stock no. 823-4074
Mfr. Part No.GBJ1508-F
R 12.078
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Single Phase 15A 800V Through Hole GBJ 4 - - Single 240A +150 °C -65 °C 1.05V 500µA
RS stock no. 121-9636
Mfr. Part No.GBU606
R 18.151
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Single Phase 6A 600V Through Hole GBU 4 Silicon Junction - Single 175A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 500µA
RS stock no. 823-4103
Mfr. Part No.GBU606
R 21.12
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Single Phase 6A 600V Through Hole GBU 4 - - Single 175A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 500µA
RS stock no. 122-0183
Mfr. Part No.DF10S-T
R 2.349
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Single Phase 1A 1000V Surface Mount DF-S 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS stock no. 751-3963
Mfr. Part No.DF10S-T
R 5.792
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Single Phase 1A 1000V Surface Mount DF-S 4 - - Single 50A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS stock no. 122-0253
Mfr. Part No.HD01-T
R 1.679
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Single Phase 800mA 100V Surface Mount MiniDIP SMD 4 Silicon Junction - Single 30A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 500µA
RS stock no. 751-4455
Mfr. Part No.HD01-T
R 4.721
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Single Phase 800mA 100V Surface Mount MiniDIP SMD 4 - - Single 30A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 500µA
RS stock no. 823-4090
Mfr. Part No.GBU410
R 18.672
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Single Phase 4A 1000V Through Hole GBU 4 - - Single 150A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 50µA
RS stock no. 146-0445
Mfr. Part No.KBP208G
R 7.883
Each (In a Tube of 35)
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Single Phase 2A 800V Through Hole KBP 4 Silicon Junction - Single 65A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS stock no. 885-5502
Mfr. Part No.KBP208G
R 8.873
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Single Phase 2A 800V Through Hole KBP 4 - - Single 65A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS stock no. 121-9634
Mfr. Part No.GBU410
R 18.681
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Single Phase 4A 1000V Through Hole GBU 4 Silicon Junction - Single 150A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 50µA
RS stock no. 121-9553
Mfr. Part No.GBJ2006-F
R 24.908
Each (In a Tube of 15)
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Single Phase 20A 600V Through Hole GBJ 4 Silicon Junction - Single 240A +150 °C -55 °C 1.05V 500µA
RS stock no. 751-3954
Mfr. Part No.DF10M
R 6.521
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Single Phase 1A 1000V Through Hole DF-M 4 - - Single 50A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS stock no. 121-9554
Mfr. Part No.GBU806
R 17.184
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Single Phase 8A 600V Through Hole GBU 4 Silicon Junction - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 500µA
RS stock no. 751-4442
Mfr. Part No.GBU806
R 21.06
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Single Phase 8A 600V Through Hole GBU 4 - - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 500µA