Word forms: (regular plural) half wave rectifiers
( Electrical engineering : Semiconductor and electronic circuitry )
A half wave rectifier will only give one peak per cycle, and for this and other reasons is only used in
very small power supplies.
For a given effective DC output a half wave rectifier requires about twice the peak AC input voltage as does the full wave rectifier.
A half wave rectifier removes the negative component of an alternating signal leaving only the positive
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