Electronics and Communication Engineering - Power Electronics - Discussion


In single phase half wave regulator, the average current over one full cycle

[A]. is always positive
[B]. may be positive or negative
[C]. may be negative
[D]. is always negative

Answer: Option D


The input current during positive half cycle is less than that during negative half cycle.

Pratiksha said: (Feb 23, 2018)  
How is it possible as current will always be positive?

Kam said: (May 27, 2019)  
I think A is correct.

Prakash said: (Sep 11, 2020)  
Option A is the correct answer.

Kavya said: (Jul 9, 2022)  
I agree, It is always negative.

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