Full wave bridge rectifier is another type of full wave rectifier used to convert an alternating current input into a direct current output. In a bridge circuit configuration, it comprises of four diodes that provide the same polarity of output for either polarity of the input.
A center tapped full wave rectifier is a type of rectifier which uses a center tapped transformer and two diodes to convert the complete AC signal into DC signal. The center tapped full wave rectifier is made up of an AC source, a center tapped transformer, two diodes, and a load resistor.
Six-phase full-wave bridge rectifier circuit. When polyphase AC is rectified, the phase-shifted pulses overlap each other to produce a DC output that is much “smoother” (has less AC content) than that produced by the rectification of single-phase AC.
In half wave Single phase controlled rectifier only one SCR is employed in the circuit. It included in between the AC source and the load. The performance of the controlled rectifier very much depends upon the type and parameters of the output (load) circuit.