A diode bridge is a device that changes Alternating Current(AC) to Direct Current(DC). The difference between these two kinds are that, AC is pulsed electricity switching polarities 50-60 times per second.(If you look at electronic devices it says that it runs on 50 Hertz AC)Switching polarities= - to + and + to - 50 times in a second.DC is a continious current coming out.Example batteries.The polarities do not change in DC.The problem with AC is that you cant charge batteries with it.
In this instructable i will show you how to make a diode bridge.
(NOTE: This is not an instructable about how to charge batteries.If you are going to use the device, use it correctly.
For Example DO NOT PLUG IT IN THE POWER OUTLET AND TRY TO CHARGE YOUR BATTERIES SUPERFAST!THE BATTERY MIGHT EXPLODE AND CAN CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH. USE A CORRECT STEP STEP UP,DOWN TRANSFORMER IF YOU KNOW THE VOLTAGE RATING)
Step 1: Materials
A: 4 diodes(black ones)
B: 4 wires (2 for AC input 2 for DC output)
C: AC source (NEVER USE POWER OUTLET UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT UR DOING, OR B: YOU ARE GOING TO DIE WITHIN 2 HOURS BECAUSE OF A DISEASE)
D: Pliers( if you dont have any,buy one or rob it from someone)
Step 2: Twist the All the Diodes' Legs Around Each Other
Get 3 diodes and twist them together striped sided on the bottom, except for the last one.The last one you reverse the striped side.
ARRGH!I cant explain with words!Look at the pictures below!After all, "A Picture is worth a thousand words", so said a person a long time ago.
Step 3: What to Use It For?
i dunno...i use mines to charge my 10 volt batteries.you can use yours to do other stuff...use your brain!!!think of something!(Ex:use a step up transformer to charge Capacitors and make a welder?)whatever..im too tired.(yawn).good luck making it.some pictures below to show that it works.Goodnight.....(snore)...(snore)...(snore)...(fart)..