# What is ripple factor why it is required?

## What is ripple factor why it is required?

When the fluctuation occurs within the output of the rectifier then it is known as ripple. So this factor is essential to measure the rate of fluctuation within the resolved output. The ripple within output voltage can be reduced by using filters like capacitive or another kind of filter.

## What is Centre tapped full wave rectifier?

Center-tapped Full-Wave Rectifier A rectifier circuit whose transformer secondary is tapped to get the desired output voltage, using two diodes alternatively, to rectify the complete cycle is called as a Center-tapped Full wave rectifier circuit. The transformer is center tapped here unlike the other cases.

**How does a half wave rectifier work?**

Half Wave Rectifier Operation. Simply put, a half wave rectifier removes the negative half cycle of an AC input and allows only the positive cycles to pass creating a DC flow. This input voltage is stepped down using a transformer. The reduced voltage is fed to the diode ‘D’ and load resistance RL.

### How do you calculate DC voltage?

Through Ohm’s law, you can calculate the voltage (V), current (I) and resistance (R) of a DC circuit. From that you can also calculate the power at any point in the circuit. Follow Ohm’s law: Voltage (V) = Current (I) times Resistance (R).

### How do you calculate the output voltage of a rectifier?

Multiply the current value, I, by the resistance value, R. Multiply the resulting number by 150%. This figure accounts for aging of the rectifier stacks. Use the resulting number as the output voltage of your full-wave bridge rectifier circuit.

**How does a full wave rectifier circuit work?**

Full-Wave Rectifier This circuit uses four diodes in a bridge configuration to rectifyboth halves of the input sine wave. Next: Full-Wave Rectifier w/ Filter

## How to design a full wave rectifier in PSpice?

Lets’ design a full wave rectifier first as it is the complex one. Open the PSPICE design manager on your PC by typing design manager in the search bar. From the design manager click on the run schematic button to open a new blank schematic as shown in the figure below,

## Can you get a perfect DC wave in Simulink?

Along with some filters to remove ripples we can get a perfect DC wave at the output. Due to less power loss and closer resemblance to DC this circuit is used frequently compared to the former one. Open MATLAB and then open Simulink using the simulink icon on MATLAB as we have been doing in previous tutorials.