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How is the rectifier still functioning when one of the lines is cut-off?

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How is the rectifier still functioning when one of the lines is cut-off?

The waveform you are getting is half wave rectified and, this is the waveform you will get when one of the diodes is not connected: -

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, but how is it able to complete the circuit, in this given scenario? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 4, 2023 at 13:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ Half wave rectification is via D4 and D3 @spinachpizza. D1 and D2 never conduct. \$\endgroup\$
    – Andy aka
    Commented Sep 4, 2023 at 13:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah yes, my mistake. Thank you. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 4, 2023 at 13:11

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