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rec·ti·fi·er

 (rĕk′tə-fī′ər)
n.
1. One that rectifies: a rectifier of many wrongs.
2. Electronics A device, such as a diode, that converts alternating current to direct current.
3. A worker who blends or dilutes whiskey or other alcoholic beverages.

rectifier

(ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪə)
n
1. (Electronics) an electronic device, such as a semiconductor diode or valve, that converts an alternating current to a direct current by suppression or inversion of alternate half-cycles
2. (Chemistry) chem an apparatus for condensing a hot vapour to a liquid in distillation; condenser
3. a thing or person that rectifies

rec•ti•fi•er

(ˈrɛk təˌfaɪ ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that rectifies.
2. an electrical apparatus for changing an alternating current into a direct current.

rectifier

A device for converting alternating current into direct current. See also inverter.

rectifier

An electrical device that converts alternating current into direct current.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rectifier - electrical device that transforms alternating into direct currentrectifier - electrical device that transforms alternating into direct current
demodulator, detector - rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
full-wave rectifier - rectifier that converts the negative half wave of an alternating current into a positive half wave
2.rectifier - a person who corrects or sets right; "a rectifier of prejudices"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Translations

rectifier

[ˈrektɪfaɪəʳ] N (Elec, Chem etc) → rectificador m (Mech) → rectificadora f

rectifier

n (Elec) → Gleichrichter m

rectifier

[ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪəʳ] n (Elec) → raddrizzatore m
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A rectifier is an electrical device that converts alternating current (AC), which periodically reverses direction, to direct current (DC), which flows in only one direction.
In the actual device, the voltage and current before the rectifier bridge is the secondary side voltage [E.sub.2] and current [I.sub.2] in (4).
The DPR6000B rectifiers are an upgrade to the legacy PowerPack rectifier family.
Therefore, in such situations it becomes dominant to enhance the PCE of the rectifier. As the output of the precision rectifier can be the input of the next stage or to power another active element, larger PCE is desired so that next stage gives more DC output voltage with feasible efficiency for its proper operation.
Then, the development of the paper is organized as follows: Section 2 is dedicated to the development of the model of the PWM rectifier and showing the capabilities of the system.
With the development of power electronics and control theory, in order to improve the control performance and reduce system cost and harmonics, numerous modern control strategies have been studied and applied in an attempt to the control system of three-phase PWM rectifier [9-15].
It includes a thyristor-controlled rectifier suitable for charging nickel-cadmium or lead-acid batteries while supplying DC loads, and can also be used without batteries as a direct power supply.
In [8] a bidirectional three-phase multilevel Pulse-Width-Modulation (PWM) rectifier to reduce harmonic components of the input current has been proposed.
GE's critical power business (Dallas, TX) has introduced its new GP100 line of power rectifiers, providing data- a power-intensive 3-phase applications with the industry's first compact, 1U, 6-kW 54-V AC-to-DC power rectifiers.
The El Segundo, California based company has become part of Infineon following the approval of all necessary regulatory authorities and International Rectifier's shareholders.
Keywords: constant power load dynamic study high-power rectifier large-signal modelling microgrid reactive power modelling
Infineon said in Wednesday's announcement that it's paying $40 per share for El Segundo-based International Rectifier. The deal has been approved by both boards, but must win regulatory permission and meet the approval of International Rectifier shareholders.