A rectifier is responsible for converting alternating current to direct current. The rectifier works by using one or more diodes for the conversion. It is considered an electrical device that can be found in many different types of electronics as a power source, notes Techopedia.
Rectifiers can be found in electronics such as household appliances, laptops, TV sets and video game consoles. They can also be found in power supplies and radio signals. A rectifier can also detect the presence of flame. There are different waveforms found in rectifiers, including half wave or full wave; single-phase AC; or three-phase AC.Learn More
One joule is equal to the work done by the force of a single newton when its points of application travels through a distance of 1 meter in the same direction as the force, so it is also equivalent to 1 watt-second or 0.2390 calories. The joule is named after James Prescott Joule, and it is a standard unit of work or energy in the International System of Units.Full Answer >
A common wire is either a connecting wire or a type of neutral wiring, depending on the electrical circuit. When it works as a connecting wire, the wire connects at least two wires of a circuit together.Full Answer >
According to the Union University Department of Physics, when an electric current passes through a solid copper wire, the electrons move forward, but the protons within the positive atoms of copper do not. Electricity travelling through a wire moves at an extremely fast speed and is capable of powering anything from a light bulb to a laptop.Full Answer >
The conducting abilities of water depends on the type of water or the purity of it. Pure water, that does not have any other elements in it is a better insulator of electricity than it is a conductor. The opposite holds true for things like salt water, because of the extra elements in it.Full Answer >