Hello, friends welcome to the new post. In this post, we will have a detailed look at **Introduction to Three Phase Half Wave Rectifier. **The three-phase rectifier is such circuitry that do the rectification of voltage given at ac through three three-phase transformer and is connected with the three diodes that are linked to every 3 phases that exist at the secondary sides or coils. The single-phase rectifier do rectification of ac to dc by the use fo one transformer connected with a single diode at secondary windings.

The disadvantage of this configuration is that has a large value of ripple factors. In this condition half-wave rectify the ripple factors value is 1.21 and for the full-wave its value is 0482 For these two rectifiers the impact of ripple factors can not be ignored. But in the case of a half-wave rectifier, the value is high ripple factor but in a full-wave its lesser than a single phase. Let get started with *3 phase half wave rectifier*

## Three Phase Half Wave Rectifier Circuit

- The 3 phase half wave rectifier can be seen here

- The factor consisting of 3 diodes having link of cathodes at a single point is that for one point diode having highest voltage given to it will operate and other 2 diodes will be in a reversed biased state
- The three-phase voltages given at the rectifiers circuitry can be seen here,

- Its resultant output voltage can here.

- Note that the voltage at the output of the rectifier for any point has a large value than 3 input voltage at that instant.
- The output voltage also has a flat surface than the full-wave bridge rectifier circuit It consists of AC voltage elements at one-eighty hertz and harmonics.
- The ripple factor for rectifiers of this category of circuitry is 18.3%
- The value of the three phase half wave rectifier is determined here and explained with detail.

- It can be seen from the above equation that the ripple factor for this rectifier is 0.17.

- In single-phase, rectifiers that do half-wave rectification ripple factor is 1.21 and for sull wave, its value is 0.482
- So we can see that the ripple factor in a three-phase rectifier has less value than a single-phase rectifier.
- Further, the frequency of ripples in a three-phase rectifier has a high value. So through that fact these ripples can be easily filtered.
- The ripple frequency in the state of the three-phase half-wave rectifier is 3 times of input frequency.

## half wave rectifier formula

Half wave rectifier formulas are: **Vrms= Vrp-p/2√3** and ripple factor (r) =1/ (2√3 f RLC), here Vrp-p is peak-to-peak ripple voltage.

that is a detailed post about a **three phase half wave rectifier** If you have any further queries ask in the comments. Thanks for reading. Have a nice day.