Dimensioning of DC power supply with not stabilized output with a single half-wave rectifier realized by a silicon diode and a capacitive leveling filter with ripple reduction (residual fluctuation).

Data input

Transformer data (nominal values).

Nominal voltage of the PRIMARY winding

**V** ac NOM

Nominal voltage of the SECONDARY winding

**V** ac NOM

Nominal power of the transformer

**VA** NOM

Supply frequency.

**50 Hz** (sinusoidal)

**60 Hz** (sinusoidal)

Leveling capacitor data.

Total capacity of the filter capacitors . . . **C**

µF

Define automatically an appropriate capacity

based on the above data

Working point of the power supply.

Real supply voltage:

%

**V** ac EFF

Real applied load:

%

**VA** EFF

**A** EFF

Results | |||

Transformer : |
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Theorical transformation ratio | |||

Percentage of the voltage drop to the nominal transformer power | % |
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Secondary no-load voltage with real applied supply voltage | V max |
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Voltage drop of the secondary relative to the applied load | V ac |
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Real output voltage of the secondary relative to the applied load | V ac EFF |
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Secondary peak-to-peak voltage relative to the applied load | V PEP |
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Rectifier + filter capacitors : |
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Rectified voltage related to the applied load | Vp |
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RMS rectified voltage related to the applied load | V EFF |
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Output ripple related to the applied load and to the capacitor filter choosed | Vrpp |
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Considered voltage drop of the rectifier | V |
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Minimal dispersed power by the rectifier diode with the applied load | W (diodes) |

**Notes.**

Voltage drop on the secondary caused by the load can change in function of construction
or designing of the transformator itself.

The no-load output voltage of the transformator is obtained summing the expected drop at the maximum power at the nominal voltage. Pratically the output voltage at the nominal power will be equals to the nominal voltage.

The output ripple (Vrpp) can change in function of the quality of the used capacitors.

The ripple value (Vrpp) is made reasonably valid up to 50% of V RMS, beyond this value the inaccuracy increases.

Normally a supply must be able to work correctly with supply voltages which can change at least of +/- 10% respect to the nominal or the project value.