Ripple factor of bridge rectifier

Click on the “Resistors” example for a brief summary of how the applet works. Or you can use the full applet. The converter circuit which converts AC into DC is called ripple factor of bridge rectifier rectifiers. Remember that rectifiers and converters are swapped in most of time in the power electronics text books.

Generally the term converter indicates rectifier. In this post we will discuss about various types of rectifier circuits. Unlike diode, an SCR does not become conducting immediately after its voltage has become positive. It requires triggering by means of pulse at the gate. So it is possible to make the thyristor conduct at any point on the half wave which applies positive voltage to its anode.

Thus the output voltage is controlled. These circuits contain only diodes and give DC load voltage fixed in magnitude relative to AC supply voltage magnitude. The half wave rectifier circuit consists of one semiconductor diode and load resistance. In half wave rectification, the circuit conducts current only during the positive half-cycles of input AC supply. The negative half cycles are suppressed.