# Difficulties with Representation of Half Wave and Full Wave Rectifiers on PartSim

After tweaking the domains, the run-time duration of the simulation and the location of the probe I discovered that there was no mistake. Below I've attached a picture of the graph blown-up.

Recently I've become interested in self-studying electrical circuits and upon my scholastic quest I've stumbled upon a problem.

To my understanding, a half-wave rectifier is meant to eliminate the "negative portion" when graphed using a sine representation when tested on a simulator, but I don't seem to be getting the same result.

The other problem that I'm facing is trying to run a simulation of a full-wave rectifier.

I'm using PartSim, which is a completely free simulator (Not an expert with it... yet).

I'll attach some pictures of the circuits that I made and also the apparent simulation results.

My Diagram of Half Wave Rect:

Graph of Simulation of Half Wave Rectifier:

Zoomed in Depiction of Graph:

My Diagram of Full Wave Rect:

• Are you sure you place the probe at the correct location? That is to say the net between the diode and the resistor? Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 13:39
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• @AndrejaKo, yes I believe so.
– JCC
Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 14:42
• The "zoomed in depiction of graph" is not what you say it is. Have you read the very valid answer given by CAGT - your own answer explains nothing. What are you trying to do? Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 12:25
• Why do you have a 1v offset
– user16222
Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 19:00