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anhnha

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Here is the link: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=449044

I want to ask about the bold part. In the case, what is the voltage across the diode pair, zero or voltage source (Vin) when it is in positive half?If the diodes are ideal, there is no reverse leakage current, & no forward voltage drop. If the ac source is an ideal current source, the voltage across the diode pair is always zero, since 1 of the 2 diodes is forward biased.

If the ac source is an ideal voltage source, you get a paradox. A zero resistance perfect voltage source is loaded by a perfect diode with zero voltage drop, resulting in the current ramping up towards infinity.

Claude