How a Bridge Rectifier Works - Step by Step - With Animations

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share some educational content, I have put together on Bridge Rectifiers. This is educational content that is for beginners who are learning about electronics, or students studying - on there way to becoming future Electrical Engineers.

If you are not a beginner maybe share with someone who is!

Hope everyone enjoys it!!

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It may be preferable for a lot of users if your tutorial was actually in here rather than on an external sales web site.

BTW nearly everything I looked at said CALL FOR PRICE.
Not very good if people cannot see what they would want to pay and compare value as most of us do in these times.

Switching regulators are the way go anymore. No more big clunky transformers and diode bridges.
For example, I just picked up 6 of these 5V, 4A supplies for use in projects. Why would I go back to wiring up transformers & stuff? I don't even put 5V regulators in a lot of projects anymore, just connect up a 5V supply instead, with a diode to prevent back-charging the USB/PC supply as my computer does not like that (reports power surge, and shuts down the port).

And if the power source is 12V, use a stepdown regulator, such as
They also have a standup version, and wow are they small! I recently put 5V and 3.3V converters on a board, will post a picture when I get a chance. offers similar devices in a range of voltage and current outputs.