Full-wave rectifiers are used for various electronic applications. Full-wave rectifiers are the most commonly used devices for the dc power supplies.

A full-wave rectifier is as same as the half-wave rectifier circuit, but the difference is a full wave rectifier allows unidirectional current through the load during the entire sinusoidal cycle (as opposed to only half the cycle in the half-wave). In other words, for both the positive and negative half cycles of the input sinusoidal wave, the full wave rectifier conducts current through the load resistance. This will leads to a constant dc voltage through out the input wave (sinusoidal wave).

_{A}= 2V

_{pi}/p

**i) Center-tapped Full-Wave Rectifier:**

_{pi(sec)}/2 – 0.7) – (-V

_{pi(sec)}/2)

_{pi(sec)}/2 + V

_{pi(sec)}/2 – 0.7)

_{pi(sec)}– 0.7

_{pi(out)}= V

_{pi(sec)}/2 – 0.7, we get:

_{pi(sec) }= 2V

_{p(out)}+ 1.4

_{pi(out)}+ 0.7 V

**ii) Bridge Full-Wave Rectifier:**

_{pi(out)}+ 0.7 Volts

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