Diodes in a Rectifier

In this lab, students will explore how AC voltage is converted to DC voltage. They will use LEDs to simulate a full-wave rectifier and then build one from common 1N4005 diodes. Students will then explore how different load values affect the output signal of the rectifier as well as how to improve on the rectifier's DC output using capacitors.
This is module 2 of 12 in the course set, Electronics 102.


  • Diodes in a Rectifiers Lab


  • Introductory electronics or power electronics knowledge
  • Introductory breadboarding and circuit simulation knowledge

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