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Single-Phase Rectifiers

  • J. C. Mcgill
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Part of the Macmillan Engineering Series book series (MECS)

Abstract

The overwhelming advantages of a.c. power generation and distribution create an obvious need for rectifiers to locally convert this a.c. power to d.c. for a multitude of applications. High power requirements usually adopt polyphase rectifiers to provide an even loading of the generating equipment and low ripple. Far greater in number, however, are the uses of the low power single-phase rectifier. These are found in great abundance in both industrial and consumer electrical and electronic equipment. For example, radio, television, electric instruments, desk calculators, computers, office copiers, battery eliminators, etc.

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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Mcgill
    • 1
  1. 1.Weir Electronics LtdUK

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