My question concerns the following schematic
PICTURE NUMBER 1
If the Capacitor and the LOAD are in parallel, this means that there is more than one path for the current to flow, therefore, the unfiltered direct current from the rectifier will split between the two branches and part of it will reach the LOAD. My question is how is this prevented? Does really the unfiltered current split, or first it builds up the capacitor until it's fully charged, than it further processes towards the LOAD?
PICTURE NUMBER 2
Here's what I do understand and what I don't. First, the rectifier's operation process is fairy straightforward, it transforms the INPUT AC into rippled DC at the OUTPUT.
PICTURE NUMBER 3
I want to simplify the first schematic on the top.The purpose of the Filter Capacitor is to remove the ripples from the DC as much as possible in a manner that it will appear smooth on the LOAD, but on the schematic is shown that the unfiltered DC passes the LOAD because of the parallel circuit connection. Please explain to me what I got wrong about all this. Thanks in advance.