DIODES AND RECTIFIERS


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DIODES AND RECTIFIERS
DIODES AND RECTIFIERSA rectifier is a device that allows current to flow in one direction but will oppose, or stop, current flow in the opposite direction. A rectifier can be compared to a check valve in a hydraulic system. A check valve is a one-way gate for fluids; rectifiers are one-way gates for electrons.There are several types of solid-state rectifiers currently in use. The term solid-state refers to a device in which a solid material is used to control electric currents through the manipulation of electrons. Solid-state devices have proved to be a very reliable and efficient means of electron control for a wide range of applications.
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Thomas K. Eismin: Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition. DIODES AND RECTIFIERS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export