# ^Terms associated with a rectifier Output current in load for one complete cycle

^ **Terms associated with a rectifier ****Output current in load for one complete cycle**

Let Input voltage V = V_{o }sin ωt is applied to a rectifier, then

For a half wave rectifier

Let r_{f} & R_{L} 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.