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`Rectifier are used to convert A.C to D.C supply.
`Rectifiers can be classified as single phase rectifier and three phase rectifier. Single phase rectifier are classified as 1-Փ half wave and 1-Փ full wave rectifier. Three phase rectifier are classified as 3-Փ half wave rectifier and 3-Փ full wave rectifier. 1-Փ Full wave rectifier are classified as1-Փmid point type and 1-Փ bridge type rectifier. 1-Փ bridge type rectifier are classified as 1-Փ half controlled and 1-Փ full controlled rectifier. 3-Փ full wave rectifier are again classified as 3-Փmid point type and 3-Փ bridge type rectifier. 3-Փ bridge type rectifier are again divided as 3-Փ half controlled rectifier and 3-Փ full controlled rectifier.
Output current io rises gradually. After some time io reaches a maximum value and then begins to decrease.
At π, vo =0 but io is not zero because of the load inductance L. After π interval SCR is reverse biased but load current is not less then the holding current.
At β>π, io reduces to zero and SCR is turned off.
At 2π+β SCR triggers again
α is the firing angle
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