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Old 09-16-2010, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
oooooh. Nice. Thanks cn90.



FWIW ... I took college physics years ago too!

So, for newbies ... from memory of college courses ...

Voltage regulator ... regulates the voltage (presumably to ~14 1/2 volts or whatever it's set at).

Rectifier... changes the DC to AC (generally with diodes in a full-wave configuration, maybe wheatstone bridge).
Bluebee, You mean rectifier converts AC to DC right!
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