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  • Rectifier
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  • The Rectifier is a vehicle that appeared in the 2010 Disney Film Tron: Legacy. It is an upgraded version of Sark's Aircraft Carrier from the ENCOM mainframe.
  • A rectifier is an electrical device, for converting alternating current to continuous current.
  • A rectifier is a electrical device that converts alternating current to direct current, a process known as rectification. Rectifiers are used as components of power supplies and as detectors of radio signals. Rectifiers may be made of solid state diodes, vacuum tube diodes, mercury arc valves, and other technologies.
  • A circuit that takes an alternating waveform as input, and produces an output waveform that is either all positive or all negative (depending on which way the rectifier is "facing"). Two types exist, half-wave, and full-wave (also referred to as "bridge"). Taking, for example, rectifiers that are oriented for positive output: * The half-wave rectifier will simply eliminate the negative portions of the waveform, making those portions zero. * The full-wave rectifier will change the algebraic sign of the negative portions of the waveform to make them positive.
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  • Clu's mobile headquarters
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  • Rectifier
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  • Tron: Legacy
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  • A rectifier is a electrical device that converts alternating current to direct current, a process known as rectification. Rectifiers are used as components of power supplies and as detectors of radio signals. Rectifiers may be made of solid state diodes, vacuum tube diodes, mercury arc valves, and other technologies. When just one diode is used to rectify AC (by blocking the negative or positive portion of the waveform) the difference between the term diode and the term rectifier is merely one of usage, i.e., the term rectifier describes a diode that is being used to convert AC to DC. Almost all rectifiers comprise a number of diodes in a specific arrangement for more efficiently converting AC to DC than is possible with just a single diode. Before the development of solid state rectifiers, vacuum tube diodes and copper oxide or selenium rectifier stacks were used. Early radio receivers called crystal sets, used a "cat's whisker" of fine wire pressing on a crystal of galena (lead sulfide) to serve as a point contact rectifier or "crystal detector". In gas heating systems flame rectification can be used to detect a flame. Two metal electrodes in the outer layer of the flame provide a current path and rectification of an applied alternating voltage, but only while the flame is present.
  • The Rectifier is a vehicle that appeared in the 2010 Disney Film Tron: Legacy. It is an upgraded version of Sark's Aircraft Carrier from the ENCOM mainframe.
  • A rectifier is an electrical device, for converting alternating current to continuous current.
  • A circuit that takes an alternating waveform as input, and produces an output waveform that is either all positive or all negative (depending on which way the rectifier is "facing"). Two types exist, half-wave, and full-wave (also referred to as "bridge"). Taking, for example, rectifiers that are oriented for positive output: * The half-wave rectifier will simply eliminate the negative portions of the waveform, making those portions zero. * The full-wave rectifier will change the algebraic sign of the negative portions of the waveform to make them positive. A simple diode makes a (somewhat imperfect) half-wave rectifier.