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Subject: How does a rectifier work?

Date: Sun Nov 21 20:20:19 1999
Posted by Nathan Harter
Grade level: undergrad School: Saint Louis University
City: St. Louis State/Province: MO Country: USA
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 943233619.Eg

What are the main components of a battery charger and how do they work?  
For a simple power tool with a rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery, are 
the only parts a transformer to step down the voltage and a rectifier to 
change from AC to DC?  If so, how exactly would a rectifier like that 
work.  The case for the charger is only about 2x2x1 inches.

Re: How does a rectifier work?

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