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. 165-2546
Mfr. Part No.VS-26MT60
BrandVishay
SGD20.097
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Three Phase 25A 600V Through Hole D 63 5 Silicon Junction - Single 375A +150 °C -55 °C 1.26V 200µA
RS Stock No. 395-2897
Mfr. Part No.VS-26MT60
BrandVishay
SGD24.73
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Three Phase 25A 600V Through Hole D 63 5 - - Single 375A +150 °C -55 °C 1.26V 200µA
RS Stock No. 159-6460
Mfr. Part No.VS-GBPC3512W
BrandVishay
SGD5.891
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Single Phase 35A 1200V Through Hole GBPC-W 4 Silicon Junction - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 395-4461
Mfr. Part No.VS-GBPC3512W
BrandVishay
SGD9.67
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Single Phase 35A 1200V Through Hole GBPC-W 4 - - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 178-0911
Mfr. Part No.VS-GBPC3502A
BrandVishay
SGD6.468
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Single Phase 35A 200V Screw Mount GBPC-A 4 Silicon Junction - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 395-4332
Mfr. Part No.VS-GBPC3502A
BrandVishay
SGD10.09
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Single Phase 35A 200V Screw Mount GBPC-A 4 - - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 165-2316
Mfr. Part No.DF04S-E3/77
BrandVishay
SGD0.451
Each (On a Reel of 1500)
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Single Phase 1A 400V Surface Mount DF-S 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 145-2580
Mfr. Part No.GBPC2510-E4
BrandVishay
SGD3.467
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Single Phase 25A 1000V Screw Mount GBPC 4 Silicon Junction - Single 300A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 629-0237
Mfr. Part No.DF04S-E3/77
BrandVishay
SGD1.08
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Single Phase 1A 400V Surface Mount DF-S 4 - - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 629-6308
Mfr. Part No.GBPC2510-E4/51
BrandVishay
SGD6.96
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Single Phase 25A 1000V Screw Mount GBPC 4 - - Single 300A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 165-2342
Mfr. Part No.GBPC1510-E4
BrandVishay
SGD4.353
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Single Phase 15A 1000V Screw Mount GBPC 4 Silicon Junction - Single 300A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 629-6718
Mfr. Part No.GBPC1510-E4/51
BrandVishay
SGD7.28
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Single Phase 15A 1000V Screw Mount GBPC 4 - - Single 300A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 708-2668
Mfr. Part No.2W06G-E4/51
BrandVishay
SGD0.858
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Single Phase 2A 600V Through Hole WOG 4 - - Single 60A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 165-2736
Mfr. Part No.2W06G-E4/51
BrandVishay
SGD0.395
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Single Phase 2A 600V Through Hole WOG 4 Silicon Junction - Single 60A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 165-2453
Mfr. Part No.W06G-E4
BrandVishay
SGD0.475
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Single Phase 1.5A 600V Through Hole WOG 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 169-5907
Mfr. Part No.VS-2KBP08
BrandVishay
SGD1.481
Each (In a Bag of 500)
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Single Phase 2A 800V Through Hole D 44 4 Silicon Junction - Single 63A +150 °C -40 °C 1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 165-2540
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MB40A
BrandVishay
SGD10.595
Each (In a Tray of 20)
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Single Phase 35A 400V Screw Mount D 34 4 Silicon Junction - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.14V 10µA
RS Stock No. 395-2982
Mfr. Part No.VS-2KBP08
BrandVishay
SGD4.036
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single Phase 2A 800V Through Hole D 44 4 - - Single 63A +150 °C -40 °C 1V 10µA
RS Stock No. 629-6011
Mfr. Part No.W06G-E4/51
BrandVishay
SGD1.352
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single Phase 1.5A 600V Through Hole WOG 4 - - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 227-8766
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MB40A
BrandVishay
SGD12.51
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Single Phase 35A 400V Screw Mount D 34 4 - - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.14V 10µA