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Old 05-30-2013, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by machinist@large View Post
I wish I had the classroom visuals that I had in college; when you see the breakdown on the scope, it really starts to make sense......

Hope this helps...Pat
You mean like these?

AC run through a half-wave rectifier

Graetz bridge rectifier: a full-wave rectifier using 4 diodes.

Full-wave rectifier using a center tap transformer and 2 diodes.

Like Pat said, rectifying AC results in pulsating DC. You can, however, add a smoothing resistor to the circuit to smooth out the jittery direct current and turn it into rippley current.

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