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## Why should ripple factor be low?

When a sinusoidal voltage is converted into dc, the output voltage waveform inherently contains ripples. Ripple is an unwanted ac component in dc output. **Smaller value of ripple factor is desirable**. … Undesirable effects of the ripple include equipment heating, increased losses, and reduced equipment life among others.

## What is the lowest ripple frequency of a full-wave rectifier?

As we can see from the traces above, for the full-wave rectifier the frequency equals twice that of the input voltage. Since the frequency of the input is 60 Hz, the ripple frequency is **120 Hz**.

## How does a full wave rectifier affect ripple effect?

Here, from the above derivation, we can get the ripple factor of a full-wave rectifier is **0.48**. Therefore it is very clear that in the o/p of this rectifier, the DC component is above the AC component. As a result, the pulsations within the o/p will be less than within half-wave rectifier.

## Which rectifier has more ripple factor?

Ripple factor of **half wave rectifier** is about 1.21 by the derivation. As per you can see output voltage has much more AC component in DC output voltage so the half-wave rectifier is ineffective in the conversion of A.C to D.C.

## What rectifier produces the greatest amount of ripple?

Single-phase rectifiers

Rectifiers yield a unidirectional but pulsating direct current; **half-wave rectifiers** produce far more ripple than full-wave rectifiers, and much more filtering is needed to eliminate harmonics of the AC frequency from the output.

## Why does the full wave rectifier provide a larger DC output voltage with less ripple than a half wave rectifier?

The full-wave bridge gives us a greater mean DC value with less superimposed ripple while the output waveform is twice that of the frequency of the input supply. Therefore increase its average DC output level even higher by connecting a suitable **smoothing** capacitor across the output of the bridge circuit.

## Is higher or lower ripple current better?

**A higher ripple current rating is pretty much always better**. In some weird cases, a circuit might rely on the parasitic resistance to stabilize a feeback loop, but the general idea is that a more ideal capacitor has lower resistance (“ESR”) and because of that, can take higher ripple current without overheating.

## What is ripple factor of full wave rectifier?

The ripple factor for a full wave rectifier is **0.482** which can also be written as 48.2 %.

## How do I reduce the ripple in my rectifier?

Hence, to reduce the ripples in a rectifier circuit with **capacitor filter ${R_L}$ should be increased**, Input frequency should be increased, and Capacitor with high capacitance should be used.

## What is the efficiency of full wave rectifier?

∴ The efficiency of a full wave rectifier is **81.2 %** so option (D) is correct.