Half Wave Diode RectifierPublished on 24/2/2012 & updated on 29/8/2018
So, the current will flow through the load also and we obtain output voltage across the load. But for the negative half cycle of the input, the p-n junction get reverse biased and no current flows through the diode as a result we obtain zero current and zero voltage across the load.
Circuit Diagram of Half Wave RectifierThe basic diagram of half wave diode rectifier is given below,
For positive half cycle For negative half cycle
Input Voltage and Output Voltage Waveforms
Now, different parameters for half wave rectifier is given below The average of load current (IDC) : Let, the load current be iL = Imsinωt, Ripple factor of half wave rectifier, The rms value of the load current (Irms ),
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