Basic DC Theory
The important information concerning DC sources is summarized below.
DC Sources Summary
There are four common ways that DC voltages are produced.
- DC Generators
Thermocouples convert energy from temperature into a DC voltage. This
voltage can be used to measure temperature.
A rectifier converts AC to DC.
There are two types of rectifiers.
- Half-Wave rectifiers
- Full-Wave rectifiers
Half-wave rectifiers convert the AC to a pulsating DC and convert only one-
half of the sine wave.
Full-wave rectifiers convert the AC to a pulsating DC and convert all of the