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can bridge rectifiers be combined to double the amps? Answered

say we have 3 amp 3 rectifiers soldered would that function as 9amp rectifier or needed to be wired in a special way, series, paralel with other components?

I am building an unknown power wind gen ans I gave 10   3 amp rectifiers. Thanks for sharing..
Al


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jeff-oBest Answer (author)2010-04-14

Yes, you can do that.  All of the pins on X number of rectifiers should be connected together in parallel.

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rickharris (author)2010-04-14

If you wire the inputs and outputs in parallel you will get a higher current capability -

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steveastrouk (author)rickharris2010-04-14

....But not usually pro-rata.

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