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. 165-2305
Mfr. Part No.VS-GBPC3506A
BrandVishay
TWD139.40
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Single Phase 35A 600V Screw Mount GBPC-A 4 - - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
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Mfr. Part No.GBL08-E3/51
BrandVishay
TWD28.00
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Single Phase 4A 800V Through Hole GBL 4 Silicon Junction - Single 150A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
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Mfr. Part No.GBL08-E3/51
BrandVishay
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Mfr. Part No.GBU8D-E3/45
BrandVishay
TWD55.00
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Single Phase 8A 200V Through Hole GBU 4 - - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
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Mfr. Part No.GBU8D-E3/45
BrandVishay
TWD48.20
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Single Phase 8A 200V Through Hole GBU 4 Silicon Junction - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 629-6055
Mfr. Part No.W10G-E4/51
BrandVishay
TWD20.40
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Single Phase 1.5A 1000V Through Hole WOG 4 - - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
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Mfr. Part No.VS-36MB60A
BrandVishay
TWD206.60
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Single Phase 35A 600V Screw Mount D 34 4 Silicon Junction - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.14V 10µA
RS Stock No. 395-4253
Mfr. Part No.VS-GBPC2506A
BrandVishay
TWD204.00
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Single Phase 25A 600V Screw Mount GBPC-A 4 - - Single 420A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 145-1574
Mfr. Part No.VS-GBPC2506A
BrandVishay
TWD130.60
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Single Phase 25A 600V Screw Mount GBPC-A 4 Silicon Junction - Single 420A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
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Mfr. Part No.W10G-E4
BrandVishay
TWD8.90
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Single Phase 1.5A 1000V Through Hole WOG 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 227-8772
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MB60A
BrandVishay
TWD274.00
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Single Phase 35A 600V Screw Mount D 34 4 - - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.14V 10µA
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Mfr. Part No.DF06M-E3/45
BrandVishay
TWD13.50
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Single Phase 1A 600V Through Hole DF-M 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 165-2307
Mfr. Part No.VS-GBPC3508W
BrandVishay
TWD149.40
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Single Phase 35A 800V Through Hole GBPC-W 4 Silicon Junction - Single 400A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
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Mfr. Part No.PB3506-E3/45
BrandVishay
TWD82.50
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Single Phase 35A 600V Through Hole - 4 Silicon Junction - Single 350A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 395-4411
Mfr. Part No.VS-GBPC3508W
BrandVishay
TWD225.00
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Single Phase 35A 800V Through Hole GBPC-W 4 - - Single 400A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 812-0165
Mfr. Part No.PB3506-E3/45
BrandVishay
TWD97.20
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Single Phase 35A 600V Through Hole - 4 - - Single 350A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 500µA
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BrandVishay
TWD84.00
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Single Phase 3.5A 800V Through Hole GSIB-5S 4 - - Single 300A +150 °C -55 °C 950mV 10µA
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Mfr. Part No.KBU4K-E4/51
BrandVishay
TWD81.00
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Single Phase 4A 800V Through Hole KBU 4 - - Single 200A +150 °C -50 °C 1V 5µA
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Mfr. Part No.GBU8J-E3/51
BrandVishay
TWD55.60
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Single Phase 8A 600V Through Hole GBU 4 - - Single 200A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA