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Introduction to Diode Rectifiers | What Is 3-Phase Power? -- Part 5

In 3-phase electrical power systems, the AC system is commonly connected to a DC system. The process of converting AC to DC is known as rectification.

You will learn:

- The operating principle of a single diode acting as a half-wave rectifier
- How an H-bridge rectifier operates as a full-wave rectifier and allows both positive and negative cycles of an AC waveform to be converted to positive DC voltage
- How a 6-pulse diode rectifier converts 3-phase AC to DC
- How a 12-pulse diode rectifier is constructed using a three-winding transformer and requires appropriate phase shift on the secondary coils to operate correctly

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