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A bridge wave rectifier utilises at least four diodes to control the flow of the current produced by the geneator. If we look at the wiring diagram for a simple bridge wave rectifier we can see that the input is coming in between two sets of diode pairs with anode to cathode configuration. this ensures that regardless of the direction of flow from the alternating input whether its negative or positive, the incoming current can only flow in one direction.

Bridge wave rectifier and rectification

Contributor: Lorcan McGivney, CP Fitters, January to May, 2012.