One of the most popular applications of the diode is rectification. The rectifier is a device that converts an alternating current (AC) to pulsating direct current (DC). This pulsating DC has some ripples in it that can remove by using a smoothing capacitor. Different types of rectifiers given below: This article discusses “Why full wave rectifier is better than a full wave center tap rectifier”. In full wave bridge rectifier, the whole input waveform is utilized when compared to half wave rectifier. Whereas in half wave rectifiers only half wave is utilized. The full wave rectifier can be constructed in two ways. One is center tapped full wave rectifier consisting of two diodes and one center tapped secondary winding transformer and the second is a Bridge Rectifier consisting of four diodes namely D1, D2, D3, D4 connected.

## Working of Full Wave Bridge Rectifier

## Working of Center Tapped Full Wave Rectifier

### Why is a Full Wave Bridge Rectifier better than a Full Wave Center Tapped Rectifier?

#### PIV (peak inverse voltage) of Bridge Rectifier

#### PIV (peak inverse voltage) of Center Tapped Full Wave Transformer

#### Transformer utilization Factor (TUF)

#### Transformer Utilization Factor (TUF) of the Center Tapped Full-wave Rectifier

#### Transformer Utilization Factor of Bridge Rectifier

Parameters | Center tapped full wave rectifier | Bridge rectifier |

Number of diodes | 2 | 4 |

Maximum efficiency | 81.2% | 81.2% |

Peak inverse voltage | 2Vm | Vm |

Vdc(no load) | 2Vm/Ï€ | 2Vm/Ï€ |

Transformer utilization factor | 0.693 | 0.812 |

Ripple factor | 0.48 | 0.48 |

Form factor | 1.11 | 1.11 |

Peak factor | √2 | √2 |

Average current | Idc/2 | Idc/2 |

Output frequency | 2f | 2f |

One of the most popular applications of the diode is rectification. The rectifier is a device that converts an alternating current (AC) to pulsating direct current (DC). This pulsating DC has some ripples in it that can remove by using a smoothing capacitor. Different types of rectifiers given below: This article discusses “Why full wave rectifier is better than a full wave center tap rectifier”. In full wave bridge rectifier, the whole input waveform is utilized when compared to half wave rectifier. Whereas in half wave rectifiers only half wave is utilized. The full wave rectifier can be constructed in two ways. One is center tapped full wave rectifier consisting of two diodes and one center tapped secondary winding transformer and the second is a Bridge Rectifier consisting of four diodes namely D1, D2, D3, D4 connected.

## Working of Full Wave Bridge Rectifier

## Working of Center Tapped Full Wave Rectifier

### Why is a Full Wave Bridge Rectifier better than a Full Wave Center Tapped Rectifier?

#### PIV (peak inverse voltage) of Bridge Rectifier

#### PIV (peak inverse voltage) of Center Tapped Full Wave Transformer

#### Transformer utilization Factor (TUF)

#### Transformer Utilization Factor (TUF) of the Center Tapped Full-wave Rectifier

#### Transformer Utilization Factor of Bridge Rectifier

Parameters | Center tapped full wave rectifier | Bridge rectifier |

Number of diodes | 2 | 4 |

Maximum efficiency | 81.2% | 81.2% |

Peak inverse voltage | 2Vm | Vm |

Vdc(no load) | 2Vm/Ï€ | 2Vm/Ï€ |

Transformer utilization factor | 0.693 | 0.812 |

Ripple factor | 0.48 | 0.48 |

Form factor | 1.11 | 1.11 |

Peak factor | √2 | √2 |

Average current | Idc/2 | Idc/2 |

Output frequency | 2f | 2f |

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