this is my first homemade (better looking) component



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    For this Bridge Rectifier what input AC voltage could it bare?
    I'm a newbie and was looking for 1N4001 and landed on this page.

    Thanks for the turorial.

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    As it is made of 1n4007 diodes it should handle up to 1A at 1000 volts :-)

    Thank you for prompt reply.

    Found a data sheet saying 1N4003 is capable of handling 200v.

    So for from regular Home AC power in india its 220~230v, if I use 4x1N4007, what would be the output in Volt & Amp(don't know how much the power line Amps)?

    Your end product looks nice, but I am always nervous about heat when soldering diode leads, even when I am using a heat sink to protect the diodes. Soldering close to the body of the diodes, even with a low wattage soldering iron, puts a lot of heat very close to the insides of the diodes.

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    Plus: If you solder your self made component into a bigger circuit, one of the internal junctions may melt open. If you plug it into a bread board, a not perfect junction may break due to mechanical stress.

    Very cool! I have tried making something like this the first time I was studying bridge rectifier. But failed.