[Noisebridge-discuss] Bike generator or alternator?

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 18:09:26 UTC 2014

On 29 August 2014 10:37, Robert Benson <sf99er at gmail.com> wrote:

> The link states that "A real rectifier characteristically drops part of
> the input voltage (a voltage drop, for silicon devices, of typically 0.7
> volts plus an equivalent resistance, in general non-linear)". So my concern
> of "loss" at the diodes appears exaggerated. Thank you.

That's why you put a 1000uF cap across the output of the rectifier.

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