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[SOLVED] Is this ic produce Full wave or half wave ?

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mamech

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Hello

I have found this datasheet for a bridge rectifier :

http://www.ram-e-shop.com/ds/general/KBP307_Bridge.pdf

In the beginning I intended to use it instead of building the rectifier circuit, but after I had a look over the the datasheet, I really got confused.
It is written in datasheet something about half wave.(does this mean it is half wave rectifier ?then how it produces pure DC ?)
Also I thought that it may have internal capacitor to reduce ripple.

Another weird thing, that I have read in the beginning of datasheet:
"Voltage range 50 to 1000 volts"

Why does it have a minimum range? I was intending to use it to rectify an AC 6 volts. Does this mean that it will not work?


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It comes in several versions with MAXIMUM ratings of 50V to 1000V. Any of them will work fine at 6V. It is a full wave bridge rectifier. References to half wave or half cycles are simply for the purposes or specifications and ratings. You need to add a smoothing capacitor to get pure DC from it and even then you will have ripple if you don't use a regulator.

Keith
 
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