full-wave rectifier


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

full-wave rectifier

n
(Electronics) an electronic circuit in which both half-cycles of incoming alternating current furnish the direct current output
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.full-wave rectifier - rectifier that converts the negative half wave of an alternating current into a positive half wave
rectifier - electrical device that transforms alternating into direct current
References in periodicals archive ?
CNFET-FCOA Full-Wave Rectifier. In contrast to halfwave rectifier, full-wave rectifier allows positive as well as negative half cycles of input waveforms to reach at the output one after the other sequentially.
2(c)--the full-wave rectifier with three capacitors (3C-FW); Fig.
We have proposed in this paper the design and modeling of an efficient dual patch rectenna based on a full-wave rectifier at 2.45 GHz.
The software comprises modules for visualization and simulative manipulation in the "half-wave rectifier", "half-wave rectifier with filter", "full-wave rectifier", and "Zener diode" units.