[BEST] Applications of Full Wave Rectifier, Half Wave, and Bridge Rectifier


The applications of Full Wave Rectifier are Battery Charger Circuits, Mobile Charger, electronic gadgets, etc. The applications of Half Wave Rectifier are  Switch Mode Power Supplies, the average voltage control circuits, Pulse generators circuits, etc. There are huge applications of Full-Wave Bridge Rectifiers even more than other rectifiers for efficiency, low cost, etc. Read the full article to know more applications all types of rectifier with explanation.



Full Wave Center Tapped Rectifier Applications



There are mainly two types of Full Wave Rectifier which are Full Wave Rectifier Using Center Tapped Transformer and Full Wave Bridge Rectifier. Here the applications of Full Wave Center Tapped Rectifier are given below.

(1) This type of rectifier circuits only used where the center tapped transformer is used. Generally, in earlier days, full wave rectifier using center tapped transformer is used for the battery charger circuits

(2) For high power applications, center tapped full wave rectifier is used to eliminate large voltage drop across the diodes. The high power diodes also costly. There is a chance of frequent damage of diodes in high power applications.

(3) In earlier Transistor Radios, center tapped full wave rectifier is used because in those days the cost of silicon rectifier diodes was very high.




Full Wave Bridge Rectifier Applications



Full Wave Bridge Rectifiers are widely used for the low cost of diodes than center tapped transformers, high efficiency, lightweight, etc. Even full wave bridge rectifiers are used more than other rectifiers.




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The important uses of full wave bridge rectifier are given below.

(1) Full Wave Bridge Rectifiers are used in Mobile, Laptops charger circuits.

(2) Full Wave Bridge Rectifiers are used in Uninterruptable Power Supply(UPS) Circuits to convert AC to DC.

(3) Full Wave Bridge Rectifiers are used in our Home Inverters to convert AC to DC.

(4) Full Wave Bridge Rectifiers are used in Televisions, LCD, LED TVs

(5) Full Wave Bridge Rectifier is used in Car Alternator to charge the batteries during the running of the car.

(6) In LED Driver Circuits, Audio Amplifier, Radios and many home appliances full wave bridge rectifiers are used.




Half Wave Rectifier Applications



Half Wave Rectifier circuits are cheaper so they are used in some insensitive devices which can withstand the voltage variations. The output average voltage of half wave rectifier is less than the input voltage so they perform two works, step down of voltage and rectification. Some important uses of half wave rectifier are given below.

(1) Half Wave Rectifier used in low power simple battery charger circuit.

(2) Half Wave Rectifiers are used in Pulse Generator Circuits.

(3) Half Wave Rectifier is used in signal demodulation circuits.

(4) In Soldering Iron circuit half wave rectifier used.

(5) Half Wave Rectifier used in Amplitude Modulation (AM) Radio circuits as a Detector.






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