Trouble with the equation for a half-wave rectifer with an RL load

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by hunterage2000, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. hunterage2000

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    May 2, 2010
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    Can someone explain to me how to use the attached equation?

    How is the value of alpha, theta and q found?
     
  2. Georacer

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    Nov 25, 2009
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    Symbolism differs between authors and years. Can you post the context of this equation or a reference to it?
     
  3. hunterage2000

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    I am trying to calculate the load current of a Single-Phase RL Half-wave rectifier with
    parameters of:

    R = 10
    L = 31.8mH
    alpha = 45
    theta = 2*pi*50
    q = 0.999

    and I am plugging in these values into the equation and I am getting a negative value of 24. I am not sure if I am putting it into the calculator correctly.
     
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