I have looked up a few things regarding rectifiers but there is still something that bothers me:
If we put aside half-wave rectifiers or things like tripler and stuff, there is apparently two kinds of full wave rectifiers: the Full Wave Center Tapped Rectifier and the Full Wave Bridge Rectifier.
Full wave center tapped rectifier:
Full wave bridge rectifier:
Main thing between these two is that the second one uses more diodes (hence twice the voltage drop) but the other needs a center tapped transformer. This kinds of sums up (very roughly I agree) what I have read for the pros and cons of these two.
However my question is about something different, this kind of rectifier:
AC output on the left and DC output over the R1 load. (Please don't mind the different values given here).
So where I need help understanding is why I can't find anything about this "sort" of rectifier. Am I looking wrong or is there some king of problem with it that I have not cornered? Because if I am correct (and am surely not I think), this would combine the advantages of the two previously quoted rectifiers i.e. no center tap and a single diode voltage drop.
This should also act as a voltage doubler which maybe puts it in a different category...
Anyway there are things that I can't really explain to myself about that so I'm really looking for some clarifications from anybody.