can regulator rectificers be interchangeable between makes and modles if they are the same family and u are able to interchange the electrical plugs on them for other ones? bu rectifier family i am talking about hese waves. A rectifier has silicon diodes that only allow half the wave to get through. Back in the 60s and 70s a lot of the little bikes had these single wave rectifiers. Now most bikes have full wave rectifiers that have four diodes. All this rectifies the AC current to DC to charge the battery.