November's feature

The biggest recitifer I ever built.

A completely standard rectifier bridge... but made from 200A, 200V diodes! Each one weighs more than a pound.

This takes single-phase AC from a generator and to provide 96V (nominal) via a current controller to a lead-acid battery string for a very simple hybrid configuration.

The black wire with the red boot is the (+) output, the black wire with the black boot is the (-) output. The capacitor (lower left) smooths the leftover AC most of the way, the batteries (themselves basically giant electro-chemical capacitors) take care of the rest.

Status: Deployed.

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