What Is 3-Phase Power?, Part 5: Introduction to Diode Rectifiers
From the series: What Is 3-Phase Power?
In 3-phase electrical power systems, the AC system is commonly connected to a DC system. The process of converting AC to DC is known as rectification.
You will learn:
- The operating principle of a single diode acting as a half-wave rectifier
- How an H-bridge rectifier operates as a full-wave rectifier and allows both positive and negative cycles of an AC waveform to be converted to positive DC voltage
- How a 6-pulse diode rectifier converts 3-phase AC to DC
- How a 12-pulse diode rectifier is constructed using a three-winding transformer and requires appropriate phase shift on the secondary coils to operate correctly
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