3. 2.4 Single Phase Half Wave Controlled Rectifier with RL Load ? The circuit consist of a thyristor T, a voltage source Vs, an inductive load L and a resistive load R. ? During the positive half cycle of the input voltage, the thyristor T is forward biased but it does not conduct until a gate signal is applied to it.
Consequently, what is full and half wave rectifier?
The average (DC) output voltage is higher than for half wave, the output of the full wave rectifier has much less ripple than that of the half wave rectifier producing a smoother output waveform. In a Full Wave Rectifier circuit two diodes are now used, one for each half of the cycle.
How a diode can act as a rectifier?
In an electronic circuit a diode acts in the same as a rubber valve in a bicycle tire. The valve allows the pumped air to enter from one side and blocks from the other . Similarly a rectifier diode allows the flow of current only through one direction. Its called the low forward voltage drop of a rectifier diode.