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I'm studying controlled rectifiers and for full wave bridge rectifiers the notes(that I'm studying from says)

It says that the average load current is Id / 2

I don't understand how. Why should the 2 come in formula?

I tried searching in books but there wasn't any formula for average load current. Just average voltage.

There is also this question.

I'm getting answer as 6.66A

But they've given answer as 3.33A

Why will the load current be divided by 2 for average value? I realize this is homework but i'm sort of confused with the concept as to why is average load current divided by 2 in the formula and graph above.

I guess the thyristor current should be divided by 2 for average value. But why load current?

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# Homework Help: Average current in single phase bridge converter SCR

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