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Full wave Rectifier Efficiency Equation and Applications

Full wave rectifier basically uses both half cycles of the applied AC voltage and converts an AC voltage into a pulsating DC voltage. In full wave rectification, one diode conducts during one half-cycle while other conducts during the other half cycle of the applied AC voltage. It has some advantages over half wave rectifier like it has high average output DC voltage and has much fewer ripples resulting in the smoother output waveform. In our previous article, we explain Rectifier, half wave rectifier efficiency, diodes, p-n junction etc in detail. In this article, we are going to explain the mathematical …

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Gallium Oxide: Semiconductor material with improved Heat conductivity

According to the recent work by Flosfia, a start-up in Kyoto, gallium oxide is one of the best semiconductor material with improved heat conductivity. The electronic component made from these type of material easily passes the electricity through power supplies, inverters etc are cheap and capable of handling high voltages. For the movement of electrons from the valence band to the conduction band, bandgap plays a vital role. Gallium oxide devices have approximately 5eV bandgap higher than that of silicon carbide ( 3.3 eV ) or gallium nitride (3.4 eV) which makes it more efficient. Due to the higher band …

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Full Wave Rectifier Circuit, Characteristics, Advantages & Disadvantages

Full wave rectifier is a type of rectifier which converts alternating current voltage into pulsating direct current voltage during both half cycles of applied input voltage. This rectifier acts a heart of circuitry which allows the sensors to attach to the RCX in either polarity. In our previous articles, we explain half wave rectifier circuit, Rectifier efficiency equation, diode, semiconductors, diode types in detail. In this article, we are going to explain full wave rectifier circuit, working, operation in detail. In this rectifier, full wave rectification can be achieved by using two crystal diodes which conduct  current alternatively. During positive …

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Half Wave Rectifier Efficiency Equation and Applications

In Half wave rectifier, the diode conducts only for positive input voltages i.e. one-half of the AC wave is removed because it cannot pass through the diode. As the name indicates it rectify only half of the input wave through the phenomenon name as rectification. In our previous tutorial, we gave information about half wave rectifier circuit, Rectifier, Diodes, Diode types etc. In this article, we explain the mathematical expression of an efficiency of Half wave rectifier and its uses. Efficiency of Half wave rectifier: The ratio of DC power output to the applied input AC power is known as rectifier …

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Half wave Rectifier Circuit, working, operation and characteristics

Half wave rectifier is the type of rectifier that rectifies only one half cycle of the waveform i.e. either positive or negative cycle. It is nothing more than a single p-n junction diode connected in series to the load resistor. To rectify the signal these rectifiers used in the AM radios. In our last tutorial, we explain rectifier, diode, diode types in detail. In this article, we are going to explain half wave rectifier circuit, operation, characteristics and efficiency in detail. Half-wave Rectifier Theory: To understand the basic theory of half wave rectifier exactly, you must know rectifier operation, circuit …

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Rectifiers Basics, Types and Comparison

A rectifier is an electrical device consist of one or more diodes allows the flow of current only in one direction. It basically converts alternating current into direct current. Rectifiers can be mould in several forms as per requirement like semiconductor diodes, silicon controlled rectifiers, mercury arc valves, vacuum tube diodes etc. In our previous articles, we explain diodes,  types of diodes in detail. In this article, we are going to explain rectifiers, rectifier circuits, applications etc. For signal detection and power rectification, diode rectifier circuits are widely used in electronic circuit design. These are used in various devices includes radio …

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Tunnel Diode And Tunnelling Effect

Every student faces difficulty understanding the concept of Tunneling effect in the tunnel diode. Students are much confused about different types of diodes they encounter in their academics. We have already explained Photodiodes, Zener diode, Schottky Diode, LED etc. Now, we are going to explain about Tunnel diode, working operation, construction, and applications etc. What is a Tunnel Diode? A Tunnel diode is a p-n junction device which exhibits negative resistance. With Negative resistance, we mean “By Increasing the voltage the current through it decreased“. It is also known as Esaki diodes named after Leo Esaki. He received the Nobel Prize …

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Schottky Diode working, construction, characteristics and Applications

Schottky diode is also known as the hot carrier diode is made up of semiconductor-metal junction rather than a p-n semiconductor junction. It is widely used for radio frequency, RF applications as a mixer or detector diode. In our previous articles, we explain about Zener Diode, Light emitting diode, Photodiode etc. In this article, we are going to explain Schottky diode operation, construction and factors etc in detail. It was named after German Physicist Walter H. Schottky, the barrier means the potential energy barrier for the electrons at the junction.  This diode has a low forward voltage drop usually between …

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Photodiode Modes of operation, working principle and Applications

Photodiode is a special kind of diode convert light energy into current or voltage. It can be used to detect the presence or absence of minute quantities of light and can be calibrated very accurate for measurements. In our previous articles, we explain about LED diode, Zener Diode, P-n junction diode etc. Here we are going to explain Photodiode operation, working principle, modes etc in detail. These may be either exposed or packaged with an optical fiber connection or window to allow light to reach the sensitive part of the device. It may contain in-built lenses, optical filters and frequently uses photo …

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Zener Diode Working, Characteristics and Application as Voltage Regulator

Zener diode is a special kind of diode which permits the flow of current in the forward direction as well as in reverse direction when the voltage is above a certain voltage known as breakdown or Zener voltage. In our previous articles, we explain in detail about diodes, PN junction diode, semiconductors etc. In this article, we are going to explain Zener diode and its applications in detail. It is one of the most demandable electronic component used to generate low power stabilized supply rails from a higher voltage and to provide reference voltages for the circuit. It was named …

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