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. 168-4452
Mfr. Part No.VBO30-16NO7
BrandIXYS
SGD34.545
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Single Phase 35A 1600V Panel Mount PWS A 4 Silicon Junction - Single 440A +150 °C -40 °C 2.2V 300µA
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BrandIXYS
SGD36.13
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Single Phase 35A 1600V Panel Mount PWS A 4 Silicon Junction - Single 440A +150 °C -40 °C 2.2V 300µA
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BrandIXYS
SGD15.467
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Single Phase 17A 1600V Screw Mount FO B B 4 Silicon Junction - Single 440A +150 °C -40 °C 2.2V 300µA
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Mfr. Part No.VBO22-16NO8
BrandIXYS
SGD17.63
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Single Phase 17A 1600V Screw Mount FO B B 4 Silicon Junction - Single 440A +150 °C -40 °C 2.2V 300µA
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Mfr. Part No.VUO25-16NO8
BrandIXYS
SGD18.21
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Three Phase 25A 1600V Screw Mount FO B B 5 Silicon Junction - Single 400A +150 °C -40 °C 2.2V 300µA
RS Stock No. 168-4511
Mfr. Part No.VUO25-16NO8
BrandIXYS
SGD15.467
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Three Phase 25A 1600V Screw Mount FO B B 5 Silicon Junction - Single 400A +150 °C -40 °C 2.2V 300µA
RS Stock No. 462-130
Mfr. Part No.VUO82-16NO7
BrandIXYS
SGD55.82
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Three Phase 88A 1600V Panel Mount PWS D 5 Silicon Junction - Single 820A +150 °C -40 °C 1.6V 300µA
RS Stock No. 168-4522
Mfr. Part No.VUO82-16NO7
BrandIXYS
SGD51.482
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Three Phase 88A 1600V Panel Mount PWS D 5 Silicon Junction - Single 820A +150 °C -40 °C 1.6V 300µA
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Mfr. Part No.VBO40-08NO6
BrandIXYS
SGD21.92
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Single Phase 40A 800V Panel Mount SOT-227B 4 Silicon Junction - Single 320A +150 °C -40 °C 1.15V 300µA
RS Stock No. 193-199
Mfr. Part No.VBO40-08NO6
BrandIXYS
SGD27.71
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Single Phase 40A 800V Panel Mount SOT-227B 4 Silicon Junction - Single 320A +150 °C -40 °C 1.15V 300µA
RS Stock No. 192-900
Mfr. Part No.FUO50-16N
BrandIXYS
SGD15.77
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Three Phase 50A 1600V Through Hole ISOPLUS-I4-PAC 5 Silicon Junction - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1.3V 10µA
RS Stock No. 168-4428
Mfr. Part No.FUO50-16N
BrandIXYS
SGD11.74
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Three Phase 50A 1600V Through Hole ISOPLUS-I4-PAC 5 Silicon Junction - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1.3V 10µA
RS Stock No. 193-256
Mfr. Part No.VBO40-12NO6
BrandIXYS
SGD29.10
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Single Phase 40A 1200V Panel Mount SOT-227B 4 Silicon Junction - Single 320A +150 °C -40 °C 1.15V 300µA
RS Stock No. 168-4454
Mfr. Part No.VBO40-12NO6
BrandIXYS
SGD26.733
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Single Phase 40A 1200V Panel Mount SOT-227B 4 Silicon Junction - Single 320A +150 °C -40 °C 1.15V 300µA
RS Stock No. 168-4449
Mfr. Part No.VUO110-12NO7
BrandIXYS
SGD67.826
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Three Phase 127A 1200V Panel Mount PWS E 1 5 Silicon Junction - Single 1.3kA +150 °C -40 °C 1.9V 300µA
RS Stock No. 146-1681
Mfr. Part No.VUO160-12NO7
BrandIXYS
SGD90.92
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Three Phase 175A 1200V Panel Mount PWS E 1 5 Silicon Junction - Single 1.95kA +150 °C -40 °C 1.65V 300µA
RS Stock No. 192-461
Mfr. Part No.VUO160-12NO7
BrandIXYS
SGD93.65
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Three Phase 175A 1200V Panel Mount PWS E 1 5 Silicon Junction - Single 1.95kA +150 °C -40 °C 1.65V 300µA
RS Stock No. 192-770
Mfr. Part No.VUO35-16NO7
BrandIXYS
SGD43.90
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Three Phase 38A 1600V Panel Mount PWS A 5 Silicon Junction - Single 440A +150 °C -40 °C 2.2V 300µA
RS Stock No. 193-183
Mfr. Part No.VUO110-12NO7
BrandIXYS
SGD73.30
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Three Phase 127A 1200V Panel Mount PWS E 1 5 Silicon Junction - Single 1.3kA +150 °C -40 °C 1.9V 300µA
RS Stock No. 168-4422
Mfr. Part No.VUO35-16NO7
BrandIXYS
SGD40.499
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Three Phase 38A 1600V Panel Mount PWS A 5 Silicon Junction - Single 440A +150 °C -40 °C 2.2V 300µA