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In our lab, we tested a half-wave and full-wave rectifier with the input being a sine function. As the frequency increased, the output began to look triangular rather than hills. I cannot find why this is so. How does increasing the frequency affect the rectifier output?

Thank you!

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Diode types, frequencies, loading, schematics? \$\endgroup\$ – Neil_UK Jun 17 '17 at 5:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not sure of the diode type (I believe just a simple plain one), but I've attached the schematic and the frequency was varied from 500Hz to 100kHz. ibb.co/fE69Nk \$\endgroup\$ – Daci1234 Jun 17 '17 at 13:28
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With inductance, you get a constant charging current up, and then the Iload implements a constant discharge current down.

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