|DCS# 5L30.11||NWU# E-65||Location: ??|
|title: AC-DC Converter|
aka: Full wave bridge rectifier and filtering
A bi-color LED is connected to an 60 Hz AC source and swung in a circle. The resultant pattern is a series of arcs, alternating red and green.
When the LED is connected to a diode, or half wave rectifier, one color disapears to be replaced by a black gap.
The LED is connected to a full wave rectifier, the arcs are all the same color, but separated by short dark areas as the voltage drops to zero.
With the addition of a filter capacitor, the dark areas disaprear.
What would happen to the arcs of the swinging LED if the frequency were increased.