Rectifier

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Rectifiers are made using mercury arc valves, solid state diodes, vacuum tube diodes and other semiconductor technologies. Read More…

Rectifier A rectifier contains sets of diodes that change AC power into DC power, allowing current to flow in one direction but not in the other. This process is known as rectification.

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New Brunswick, NJ  |  732-249-2656

MEGA manufactures AC/DC ITE and medical (60601-1 4th ed) power supplies in wall plug in, desk top and open frame packages up to 800W. Designed to get the job done at a reasonable price, supplies carry multiple approvals to make it possible to ship one supply globally, including wall plug in versions with interchangeable plug plates, which can be shipped as a package or purchased individually. Customizations are possible with any DC barrel needed to mate perfectly with your device.

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Pelham, NY  |  800-431-1064

Pico Electronics specializes in power supplies, AC to DC power supplies, DC to DC converters, transformers, conductors and more. Ever since our founding in 1967, our company has been offering high-quality customer service and support for all our products. We continue to pursue innovative solutions through miniaturization, and pride ourselves in being a big name in the field of small components.

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Livermore, CA  |  800-669-8090

At Quail Electronics, we are your power cord specialists. Our power supplies consist of green dot cords, high voltage cords, North American and international cords, specialty cords, plus adapters, plugs and strips. If you require something else, Quail Electronics can manufacture a custom cord to meet your specific needs. Call us today for your product needs.

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Burnaby, BC  |  800-561-5885

Samlex America® manufactures power supply products that benefit commercial, consumer and industrial needs. Among our product line are AC to DC power supplies, AC/DC converters, battery chargers, DC/DC converters, switching power supplies, voltage regulators and many other products.

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Milwaukee, WI  |  414-649-4200

Tri-Mag manufactures standard and custom uninterruptible switching power supplies, DC to DC converters, EMI/RFI filters and rack mounts. We are UL registered, ISO 9001:2000, ENISO 9001:2000, BS EN ISO 9001:2000 and ANSI/ASQ Q9001:2000 certified.

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These different rectifiers also come in several varieties like single-phase, three-phase, half-wave, and full-wave rectifiers. Due to the sinusoidal nature of AC power, rectification can only produce pulses of DC power. However, full-wave rectifiers can create a more constant pulse of direct current, and this can be further smoothed out using electronic filters.

Single Output Switching Power Supply Rectifier - Triad Magnetics

Rectifiers are components of many power supplies and also used as detectors of radio signals. Almost all rectifiers are comprised of many diodes, which are specifically arranged in order to convert AC to DC more efficiently than if only using one diode. Several varieties of rectifiers are available on the market. For instance, vacuum-tube rectifiers efficiently provide moderate, constant power.

They have essentially infinite resistance to current flow in the reverse direction because their tube does not conduct when the plate is negative. A semiconductor rectifier, on the other hand, has constant forward and reverse resistances and has the advantage of not needing a filament or heater supply.

Rectifiers are used in virtually all electronic equipment. They are often used within various power supplies when the electronics need a DC supply but the main power comes from an AC supply. Rectifiers are also usually involved in converting DC voltage from one level to another or in the detection of amplitude modulated radio signals.