^ Terms associated with a rectifier Output current in load for one complete cycle
Let Input voltage V = Vo sin ωt is applied to a rectifier, then
For a half wave rectifier
Let rf & RL are the forward resistance of the junction and the load resistance respectively
Then peak value of output current will be
For a full wave rectifier
The negative sign indicates that the current due to the second diode flows through the circuit a time T/2 later than the current due to the first diode.