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The difference between rectifiers and ac-dc converters?

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what is the difference between "Rectifiers" and " ac-dc converters" ?

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what is difference between "Rectifiers" and " ac-dc converters"?
 

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Re: electronics

in rectifer we clip the desire part of our wave form


while in ac/dc converter we convert the alternating current i n to direct current
 

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omer waqar,
A rectifier converts AC current into DC current. As such, it could be considered to be a crude AC to DC converter. However, the term "AC to DC converter" usually refers to a more sophisticated device that also performs such functions as filtering and regulation.
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Difference is that rectifier gives you and DC+AC signal, pulsating signal, where DC is bigger than AC. But output DC is not a regulated voltage son DC and AC changes.

AC-DC converters gives at output DC+AC, but DC regulated and AC controlled.
 

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Re: electronics

omer waqar said:
what is the difference between "Rectifiers" and " ac-dc converters" ?

rectification is initial stage of AC-DC conversion.. after rectification u do some more to make the resultant DC(like u add capacitors..)

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