Electronics Fundamentals/Electronic Converter

AC - DC ConverterEdit

AC - DC Converter is an electronics device build from Transformer, Rectifier , Filter and Regulator that has the capability to convert alternating AC volatge into directing DC voltage




Transformer that takes 120 V 60 Hz AC voltage and steps it down to 12 V 60 Hz AC with turn ratio 1:10


Rectifier consists of 4 diodes connected in bridge used to convert AC voltage into unidirectional AC voltage


Large electrolytic capacitor is used to filter out ripple wave form


A regulator consists of a resistor and a zener diode to regulate output level at 12 V DC