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Dec19-12, 06:23 PM
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Smoothing of rectified voltage with capacitor

Quote Quote by Studiot View Post
When the capacitor is in circuit it charges to the peak value of the voltage (or nearly so depending upon the available current). this will be the true peak not properly shown by your yellow curve.
Why is does the yellow curve not reach to the true peak? asking, not arguing here.