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## Why do we use 4 diodes in bridge rectifier?

One significant application of diodes is to convert AC power to DC power. In the bridge rectifier, four diodes are used **to design the circuit which will allow the full-wave rectification without using a center-tapped transformer**.

## How many diodes are required for building uncontrolled rectifier *?

As with the previous single-phase rectifier, the most basic three-phase rectifier circuit is that of an uncontrolled half-wave rectifier circuit which uses **three semiconductor diodes**, one diode per phase as shown.

## Which rectifier is more efficient?

From this, it can be said that **full-wave rectification** is a more efficient method than half-wave rectification since the entire waveform is used. Also, a ripple voltage that appears after smoothing will vary depending on the capacitance of this capacitor and the load.

## Does a full wave give a perfect DC?

The output of the Full Wave Rectifier contains **both ac and dc components**. … The undesirable ac components i.e. the ripple, can be minimized using filters. The output of the rectifier is fed as input to the filter. The output of the filter is not a perfect dc, but it also contains small ac components.

## What are the fewest number of diodes needed to implement a full wave power rectifier?

**Two diodes** and a center tapped transformer, or four diodes in a bridge configuration and any AC source (including a transformer without center tap), are needed therefore, The basic full wave rectifier circuit can be seen to use two diodes and a centre tapped transformer.

## How many diodes are used in half and full wave rectifier?

Difference between Half Wave Rectifier and Full Wave Rectifier

Parameter | Half Wave Rectifier |
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Definition | The half-wave rectifier is a rectifier which is used for converting the one-half cycle of AC input to DC output |

No. of diodes used | 1 |

Form factor | 1.57 |

Rectifier efficiency | 40.6% |