AC to DC Convertor power supply for DVB T2 Decoder

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Jonathan Foong

Joined Mar 13, 2021
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After review from an AC to DC converter datasheet, I am very keen to understand the design of the circuit function ( refer to the attached circuitry)

1. If this circuit is a Linear or a switch-mode power supply?
2. Do not understand why it is initiated from AC to DC full-wave by then switch mode to AC and finally back to DC half-wave? Am I wrong about this scenario?

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LowQCab

Joined Nov 6, 2012
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It's about the Frequency ..........
Mains AC Power is either 50 or 60hz,
to change or Regulate this relatively low Frequency requires
very large Filtering-Components.
As the Frequency goes up, everything gets smaller, and usually less expensive.
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ronsimpson

Joined Oct 7, 2019
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The power line (50 or 60hz) delivers power 100 or 120 time a second. It passes through a transformer and into filter capacitors and out.
A switching power supply delivers power through the small transformer about 120,000 time a second and into smaller storage capacitors.
Watch these boys caring 120 buckets a day. They could run at 3000 mile/hour caring a cup of water.
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Jonathan Foong

Joined Mar 13, 2021
27
It's about the Frequency ..........
Mains AC Power is either 50 or 60hz,
to change or Regulate this relatively low Frequency requires
very large Filtering-Components.
As the Frequency goes up, everything gets smaller, and usually less expensive.
.
.
.
Thanks, I get the points.
 

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Jonathan Foong

Joined Mar 13, 2021
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Jonathan Foong

Joined Mar 13, 2021
27
The power line (50 or 60hz) delivers power 100 or 120 time a second. It passes through a transformer and into filter capacitors and out.
A switching power supply delivers power through the small transformer about 120,000 time a second and into smaller storage capacitors.
Watch these boys caring 120 buckets a day. They could run at 3000 mile/hour caring a cup of water.
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Thank you very much for your detailed example, you made me further understand this is a typical circuitry apply from the principle of the high the frequency the lower the capacitance.
 
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