Im having trouble understanding this fullwave rectifier? I made a schematic on multisim to go along with my understanding of this circuit so far. Hopefully I am on the right track. I made lines on the schematic where there are nodes in the circuit for the question. The question is: In the circuit, which terminal will be the positive output terminal?
This is my attempt on explaining this circuit.
From the topdown.
1.)Node 3 positive but does not conduct because diode is reversed.
2.)center tap on same cycle is negative.
3.)center tap is positive, node 3 is negative and node 4 is positive.
4.)Node 2 negative.
Next cycle.
5.)node 3 is negative.
6.)center tap is positive, node 3 negative and node 4 is positive.
7.)center tap negative.
8.)node 2 is positive but does not conduct because diode is reversed.
*My answer is that node 4 is the positive output terminal.*
Please let me know If I need to clarify anything. I will try and explain better. Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
This is my attempt on explaining this circuit.
From the topdown.
1.)Node 3 positive but does not conduct because diode is reversed.
2.)center tap on same cycle is negative.
3.)center tap is positive, node 3 is negative and node 4 is positive.
4.)Node 2 negative.
Next cycle.
5.)node 3 is negative.
6.)center tap is positive, node 3 negative and node 4 is positive.
7.)center tap negative.
8.)node 2 is positive but does not conduct because diode is reversed.
*My answer is that node 4 is the positive output terminal.*
Please let me know If I need to clarify anything. I will try and explain better. Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
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