Half Wave Rectifier Circuit Diagram & Working Principle

What is a Half Wave Rectifier? A half wave rectifier is defined as a type of rectifier that only allows one half-cycle of an AC voltage waveform to pass, blocking the other half-cycle. Half-wave rectifiers are used to convert AC voltage to DC voltage, and only require a single diode to construct. A rectifier is … Read more

Bridge Rectifiers

Bridge Rectifiers are the circuits which convert alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC) using the diodes arranged in the bridge circuit configuration. They usually comprise of four or more number of diodes which cause the output generated to be of the same polarity irrespective of the polarity at the input. Bridge rectifiers are in … Read more

Clamping Circuit

The circuit which can set the positive or negative peak of the input AC signal at a required level is what we call as a clamping circuit. This circuit quickly adds or subtracts a DC element to the input AC signal. Other than the name clamping circuit, Baseline Stabilizer or DC Reinserted or Level Shifter … Read more

Diode Bridge Rectifier

Most of the apparatus we use are AC devices. They require AC power for their operation. We do not have much devices which works on DC supplies. But with the advancement of electronics the DC is gaining its importance as these this devices give an efficient method for AC to DC conversion. Earlier, we used … Read more

Full Wave Diode Rectifier

The diode works only when it is in forward bias, only the current flows through p-n junction diode and output current across the load is found. If two diodes are connected in such a way that one diode conducts during one half of the input voltage and the other one conducts during the next half … Read more

Full Wave Rectifiers

The circuits which convert alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC) are known as rectifiers. If such rectifiers rectify both the positive and negative half cycles of an input alternating waveform, the rectifiers are referred as full wave rectifiers. Alternatively, we can say, a rectifier is a device that converts alternating current (AC) to direct … Read more

Clipping Circuit

It is in fact a wave shaping circuit, which can control the shape of the output waveform by eliminating or clipping a part of applied wave. This is done without distorting the other (remaining) part of waveform. The clipping circuit does not have energy storage elements (capacitors) but it includes both linear (Resistors) and nonlinear … Read more