Re: How to test a bridge rectifier?



years ago, like in the 80's, I heard bridge recs used to cost over $10 or
some ridiculous figure like that. This was pre.........historic.......I
mean eh, pre internet. I was in high school.

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<chibler@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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> On at least two occasions, I've had bridges test good via the methods
> outlined here, that ended up being bad. They are cheap. Ditto Mario.
> Replace them.
>
> BTW...straight from one of Clays guides at:
> http://www.marvin3m.com/sys80/index1.htm#power
>
> Testing a Bridge Rectifier.
> To test a bridge rectifier, do this:
>
> Put the DMM on diode setting.
> Put the black lead of the DMM on the "+" (positive) terminal of the
> bridge.
> Put the red lead of the DMM on either AC bridge terminal. Between .4
> and .6 volts should be seen. Switch the red DMM lead to the other AC
> bridge terminal, and again .4 to .6 volts should be seen.
> Put the red lead of the DMM on the "-" (negative) terminal of the
> bridge.
> Put the black lead of the DMM on either AC bridge terminal. Between .4
> and .6 volts should be seen. Switch the black DMM lead to the other AC
> bridge terminal, and again .4 to .6 volts should be seen.
> --
> Chris Hibler
>


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