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. 145-1942
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MB80A
BrandVishay
MYR30.954
Each (In a Tray of 20)
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Single Phase 35A 800V Screw Mount D 34 4 Silicon Junction - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.14V 10µA
RS Stock No. 227-8788
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MB80A
BrandVishay
MYR35.90
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Single Phase 35A 800V Screw Mount D 34 4 - - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.14V 10µA
RS Stock No. 145-2148
Mfr. Part No.DF1508S-E3/77
BrandVishay
MYR1.289
Each (On a Reel of 1500)
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Single Phase 1.5A 800V Surface Mount DF-S 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 710-4594
Mfr. Part No.DF1508S-E3/77
BrandVishay
MYR2.258
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Single Phase 1.5A 800V Surface Mount DF-S 4 - - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 500µA
RS Stock No. 165-4892
Mfr. Part No.W02G-E4/51
BrandVishay
MYR1.113
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Single Phase 1.5A 200V Through Hole WOG 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 865-1873
Mfr. Part No.W02G-E4/51
BrandVishay
MYR1.398
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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Single Phase 1.5A 200V Through Hole WOG 4 Silicon Junction - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 629-5119
Mfr. Part No.W02G-E4/51
BrandVishay
MYR2.846
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single Phase 1.5A 200V Through Hole WOG 4 - - Single 50A +150 °C -55 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 227-8643
Mfr. Part No.VS-26MB40A
BrandVishay
MYR36.72
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Single Phase 25A 400V Screw Mount D 34 4 - - Single 420A +150 °C -55 °C 1.11V 10µA
RS Stock No. 145-1568
Mfr. Part No.VS-26MB40A
BrandVishay
MYR25.263
Each (In a Tray of 20)
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Single Phase 25A 400V Screw Mount D 34 4 Silicon Junction - Single 420A +150 °C -55 °C 1.11V 10µA
RS Stock No. 629-6011
Mfr. Part No.W06G-E4/51
BrandVishay
MYR3.718
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. 165-2453
Mfr. Part No.W06G-E4
BrandVishay
MYR1.13
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. 227-8823
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MB160A
BrandVishay
MYR61.34
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Single Phase 35A 1600V Screw Mount D 34 4 - - Single 155A +150 °C -40 °C 1.3V 10µA
RS Stock No. 708-2670
Mfr. Part No.2W10G-E4/51
BrandVishay
MYR2.415
Each (In a Bag of 10)
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Single Phase 2A 1000V Through Hole WOG 4 - - Single 60A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 165-2543
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MB160A
BrandVishay
MYR46.767
Each (In a Tray of 20)
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Single Phase 35A 1600V Screw Mount D 34 4 Silicon Junction - Single 155A +150 °C -40 °C 1.3V 10µA
RS Stock No. 165-2684
Mfr. Part No.2W10G-E4/51
BrandVishay
MYR1.322
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Single Phase 2A 1000V Through Hole WOG 4 Silicon Junction - Single 60A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 629-6437
Mfr. Part No.KBU4B-E4/51
BrandVishay
MYR11.60
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Single Phase 4A 100V Through Hole KBU 4 - - Single 200A +150 °C -50 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 178-0925
Mfr. Part No.KBU4B-E4/51
BrandVishay
MYR7.224
Each (In a Bag of 250)
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Single Phase 4A 100V Through Hole KBU 4 Silicon Junction - Single 200A +150 °C -50 °C 1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 629-0186
Mfr. Part No.GBPC2502-E4/51
BrandVishay
MYR18.84
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Single Phase 25A 200V Screw Mount GBPC 4 - - Single 300A +150 °C -55 °C 1.1V 5µA
RS Stock No. 165-2537
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MT120
BrandVishay
MYR72.114
Each (In a Tray of 20)
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Three Phase 35A 1200V Through Hole D 63 5 Silicon Junction - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.19V 200µA
RS Stock No. 227-8873
Mfr. Part No.VS-36MT120
BrandVishay
MYR82.75
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Three Phase 35A 1200V Through Hole D 63 5 - - Single 500A +150 °C -55 °C 1.19V 200µA