full-wave bridge

full-wave bridge

[′fu̇l ‚wāv ′brij]
(electronics)
A circuit having a bridge with four diodes, which provides full-wave rectification and gives twice as much direct-current output voltage for a given alternating-current input voltage as a conventional full-wave rectifier.
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The most popular insulation monitoring scheme without an auxiliary test signal source is a system with full-wave bridge rectifier fed by the monitored network (Fig.
For derivation of formula determining mean value of [U.sub.0] voltage across [R.sub.0] resistor in a network with asymmetrical source voltages [E.sub.a], [E.sub.b], [E.sub.c] it is convenient to use expression for output voltage of a full-wave bridge rectifier (Fig.
The energy harvesting power supply, consisting of a full-wave bridge rectifier accommodating AC or DC inputs and a high efficiency buck converter, harvests energy from piezoelectric (AC), solar (DC), or magnetic (AC) sources.
Voltages that develop across the quad winding circuit during an engine start can peak at well over 400 VAC, exceeding the AI full-wave bridge rectifier circuit diode peak reverse voltage (PRV) rating.
Just insert a full-wave bridge rectifier in the base of the lamp fixture to provide 'DC' to the lamp.
The devices are used as basic switches, in half and full-wave bridges for conversion, and in free-wheeling and snubber applications.