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Full wave rectifier with RC Load

  1. Jan 4, 2015 #1
    Hi, I am trying to model a full wave single phase thyristor controlled rectifier feeding a resistor and capacitor in parallel (like a power supply I believe where the capacitor is used for smoothing?) and I would like to calculate the average output dc voltage in a similar fashion as for a resistive or RL load but I cannot seem to find a book with the equation or even the integral to be solved. Is this possible as im struggling to find examples of it already being done?
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  3. Jan 5, 2015 #2

    jim hardy

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    oops i answered the wrong question deleted.

    Resistor and capacitor in parallel?

    Think about it ,

    The capacitor will charge immediately to the supply voltage at instant thyristor fires.... you'll need di/dt protect the thyristor and maybe the capacitor too..
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2015
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