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Homework Help: Effect of Cell on circuit half-wave rectifier circuit waveforms

  1. Oct 22, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    a) http://i.imgur.com/LrWxrEX.jpg b) http://i.imgur.com/3YmN3Rv.jpg
    2. Relevant equations
    A halt-wave rectifier(a) is used to charge a battery E.The battery is rated at 12V 100Wh. Average charging current for the battery should be 5A.The primary input voltage is 120v at 60Hz and the transformer has 2 : 1 turns ratio:

    i) wave form for Vs, i0, Vs - E
    ii)The conductor angle of the diode.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have not really done anything tryed to draw the graph or get the conductor angle of the diode as I am confused by what effect the battery has on the waveforms.For I full wave rectifier I have something like figure (b).
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014
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  3. Oct 23, 2014 #2


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    hi neobrain, welcome :)

    OK for a start remove the battery and draw the waveform expected out of the diode

    then consider what the battery is very similar to ... another component with 2 plates
    what do you know about what happens when that other component is placed across the output of a half-wave rectifier ?

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