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. 122-3288
Mfr. Part No.GBJ1006-F
SGD2.289
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Single Phase 10A 600V Through Hole GBJ 4 Silicon Junction - Single 170A +150 °C -65 °C 1.05V 500µA
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Mfr. Part No.DF10M
SGD0.60
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Single Phase 1A 1000V Through Hole DF-M 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 751-3954
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SGD0.599
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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. 823-4065
Mfr. Part No.GBJ1006-F
SGD2.636
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Single Phase 10A 600V Through Hole GBJ 4 - - Single 170A +150 °C -65 °C 1.05V 500µA
RS Stock No. 121-9553
Mfr. Part No.GBJ2006-F
SGD2.562
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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. 751-4436
Mfr. Part No.GBJ2510-F
SGD3.454
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Single Phase 25A 1000V Through Hole GBJ 4 - - Single 350A +150 °C -65 °C 1.05V 500µA
RS Stock No. 122-0253
Mfr. Part No.HD01-T
SGD0.162
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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. 751-4424
Mfr. Part No.GBJ2006-F
SGD3.082
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Single Phase 20A 600V Through Hole GBJ 4 - - Single 240A +150 °C -55 °C 1.05V 500µA
RS Stock No. 885-5502
Mfr. Part No.KBP208G
SGD0.80
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Single Phase 2A 800V Through Hole KBP 4 - - Single 65A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 165-8522
Mfr. Part No.GBU1010
SGD2.111
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Single Phase 10A 1000V Through Hole GBU 4 Silicon Junction - Single 220A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 751-4455
Mfr. Part No.HD01-T
SGD0.467
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Single Phase 800mA 100V Surface Mount MiniDIP SMD 4 - - Single 30A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 823-4119
Mfr. Part No.GBU804
SGD2.332
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Single Phase 8A 400V Through Hole GBU 4 - - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 922-8402
Mfr. Part No.GBJ2510-F
SGD2.919
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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. 146-0445
Mfr. Part No.KBP208G
SGD0.80
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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. 885-5508
Mfr. Part No.GBU1010
SGD2.488
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Single Phase 10A 1000V Through Hole GBU 4 - - Single 220A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 121-9638
Mfr. Part No.GBU804
SGD1.985
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Single Phase 8A 400V Through Hole GBU 4 Silicon Junction - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 121-9557
Mfr. Part No.KBP206G
SGD0.686
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Single Phase 2A 600V Through Hole KBP 4 Silicon Junction - Single 65A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 823-4096
Mfr. Part No.GBU406
SGD1.722
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Single Phase 4A 600V Through Hole GBU 4 - - Single 150A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 50µA
RS Stock No. 122-0922
Mfr. Part No.DF08M
SGD0.544
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Single Phase 1A 800V Through Hole DF-M 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 751-3950
Mfr. Part No.DF08M
SGD0.544
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Single Phase 1A 800V Through Hole DF-M 4 - - Single 50A +150 °C -65 °C 1.1V 500µA