Understanding compliments of filters and regulators

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Teee, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Teee

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    In converting AC to DC, there's a few steps.

    One part of it goes like Rectify -> Filter -> Regulate.

    I want to know how come we need a filter since we already have a regulator to regulate our voltages. Can't we just regulate immediately after rectifying the voltage?
     
  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    Read the following PDF:
    Unit12.pdf

    You will see that after the rectification, the voltage still drops to zero.
    The filter capacitor will fill the gaps, so the regulator can do its job.

    Bertus
     
  3. Teee

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    Nov 11, 2012
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    Got it! Thanks!
     
  4. Wendy

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    This is a physics forum. We have an electronic chat forum, as well as a project forum, so I am moving your threads over there.
     
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