Half-Wave Rectifier Average Diode Current

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  1. Petrucciowns

    Petrucciowns Thread Starter Active Member

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  2. vvkannan

    vvkannan Active Member

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    Hi Petrucciowns,

    The average load voltage divided by the load resistance will give you the average load current which is the average diode current.
  3. Petrucciowns

    Petrucciowns Thread Starter Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply,

    Hm, I know that is how to find the peak diode current, but the average diode current is different. How is the average diode current found? I tried to see if it was the same value in RMS but that is not correct. So I'm stumped.
  4. Jony130

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    To find a average voltage, you have to finding the area under the output curve over a full cycle (2∏)
    So you need to calculate the definite integral from 0 to ∏, to find area under the curve.
    And then:
    Vavg=area/2∏=1/2∏*∫Vpsinθ dθ =Vp/∏
  5. Petrucciowns

    Petrucciowns Thread Starter Active Member

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    Awesome that was exactly what I was looking for.:)

    Thanks
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