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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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