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Why would you think so?jaus tail said:Average value is of no use anyways.
The specifications tell you that this arrangement is outputting a load current they describe as constant and ripple-free DC current as a result of inductive smoothing.jaus tail said:How to know whether they've asked RMS or Average current? Isn't Output always RMS? Average value is of no use anyways.
I've left that out for exam. There is too much to study so I've not studied some parts in each subject.cnh1995 said:In rectifier/converter problems, always find the average dc output voltage/current unless it is specifically asked that the rms value be found.
Why would you think so?
Have you studied speed control of dc motor using rectifier, converter and chopper? You never bother about rms there, it's all about average values.
If it's ripple free constant DC current then RMS = Average value. So I should get same answer by rms formula.NascentOxygen said:The specifications tell you that this arrangement is outputting a load current they describe as constant and ripple-free DC current as a result of inductive smoothing.
Purists may insist on inclusion of the word "approximately", but in power engineering that goes without saying. Everything in power electronics is geared towards an approximation of convenience.
First determine the waveform of the current, then use a formula appropriate to this waveform. If you misapply a formula you will get a wrong answer.jaus tail said:If it's ripple free constant DC current then RMS = Average value. So I should get same answer by rms formula.
No, they assumed the voltage to be sinusoidal with a portion missing and used a formula to find the average value of that voltage rectified. The large series inductor performs an averaging function, and the steady current through the load has its value determined by the average of the voltage across L + R. (The average of a periodic voltage across an inductor is zero.)jaus tail said:But in the answer in post#1, they've assumed current waveform to be sine wave. That's how they got the equation for average value. The equation of 1 + cos firing angle is for average value.
RMS or Root Mean Square current is a measure of the average current in an alternating current (AC) circuit. It takes into account both the magnitude and direction of the current, unlike average current which only looks at the magnitude.
Calculating RMS or Average Current is important because it gives us a more accurate representation of the current in an AC circuit. This is important for properly sizing components and ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the circuit.
The formula for calculating RMS or Average Current is: Irms = Imax / √2, where Imax is the maximum or peak current in the circuit. Alternatively, you can also use the formula Irms = Iavg x 1.11, where Iavg is the average current in the circuit.
1. Make sure you understand the difference between RMS and average current.2. Pay attention to the units in the problem and make sure they are consistent.3. Use the appropriate formula for the given problem.4. Double-check your calculations to ensure accuracy.5. If you are stuck, try breaking down the problem into smaller parts and tackling them one at a time.
One trick is to use the fact that the RMS value of a sinusoidal wave is equal to the peak value divided by the square root of 2. This can save you time in calculations if the problem involves a sinusoidal wave.