Full-Wave Rectification with Smoothing Unit
Added by R D Gavin on Dec 15, 2008
This model shows how a set of four diodes can be used to convert an a.c. signal to a d.c. signal for the whole a.c. cycle; this is full-wave rectification. A capacitor is then included in the circuit to demonstrate its action in smoothing the d.c. signal.
This item teaches:
- about direct current
- about capacitors
- about alternating current
- about the use of a capacitor to block the d.c. component of a mixed a.c./ d.c. signal
- about the use of diodes to convert an alernating current to a direct current
- bridge rectifier, full-wave rectification, a.c., capacitor, d.c., diode
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