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Full wave rectifier with capacitor filter

  1. Jan 10, 2015 #1
    i am having trouble finding out all the names given to the components in this circuit. Also i am struggling to find the names to the two different parts of the circuit. can anyone help me please?
     

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  3. Jan 10, 2015 #2

    NascentOxygen

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    Hi Ahmed22. http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5725/red5e5etimes5e5e45e5e25.gif [Broken]

    My spectacles seem heavily fogged up this morning. But from memory a full-wave rectifier circuit comprises an AC source feeding a transformer, then either 2 or 4 diodes, and followed by a large capacitor in parallel with a resistor (the resistor representing the load).

    If it needs 4 diodes then it's usually referred to as a bridge rectifier, and it delivers full-wave rectification.
     
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  4. Jan 10, 2015 #3

    Baluncore

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    See; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_symbol
    The mists of time also cloud my judgment.
    My guess is that you have an AC source followed by a transformer, then a bridge rectifier, a storage capacitor and a resistive load.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2015 #4
    in the image there is two different parts of the circuit any idea what the individual parts are called??
    Also thanks for your help on the first part. much appreciated!!
     

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  6. Jan 10, 2015 #5

    Baluncore

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    The first part is the AC circuitry. The second half is the DC circuitry. Without a focussed image we really cannot guess at what joins the two parts.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2015 #6

    NascentOxygen

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    It is probably showing an alternative load: you can operate the rectifier with a resistive load, or you can operate it with a large filter capacitor across that load. You get greater load voltage (i.e., greater average or DC output voltage) by using the capacitive filter.
     
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  9. Jan 10, 2015 #8
    this is clearer
     

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  10. Jan 10, 2015 #9

    Baluncore

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    So this is homework ?
     
  11. Jan 10, 2015 #10
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    we're supposed to research. i have had a look online but could'nt find any answers
     
  12. Jan 10, 2015 #11

    meBigGuy

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    WOW. What did you search for? I looked up "full wave rectifier circuit" with google and the first link described everything.

    http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/diode/diode_6.html
     
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