(Last Updated On: September 29, 2020)

This is the Multiple Choice Questions in Chapter 4: Diode Circuits from the book **Electronic Principles 7th Edition by Albert Malvino**. If you are looking for a reviewer in Electronics Engineering this will definitely help. I can assure you that this will be a great help in reviewing the book in preparation for your Board Exam. Make sure to familiarize each and every questions to increase the chance of passing the ECE Board Exam.

### Topic Outline

- MCQs in Half-Wave Rectifier
- MCQs in Transformer
- MCQs in Full-Wave Rectifier
- MCQs in Bridge Rectifier
- MCQs in Choke-Input Filter
- MCQs in Capacitor-input Filter
- MCQs in Peak Inverse voltage and Surge Current
- MCQs in Power Supply
- MCQs in Clippers and Limiters
- MCQs in Clampers
- MCQs in Voltage Multipliers

### Start Practice Exam Test Questions

**Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.**

1. If N1/N2 = 2, and the primary voltage is 120 V, what is the secondary voltage?

- a. 0 V
- b. 36 V
- c. 60 V
- d. 240 V

2. In a step-down transformer, which is larger?

- a. Primary voltage
- b. Secondary voltage
- c. Neither
- d. No answer possible

3. A transformer has a turns ratio of 4: 1. What is the peak secondary voltage if 115 V rms is applied to the primary winding?

- a. 40.7 V
- b. 64.6 V
- c. 163 V
- d. 650 V

4. With a half-wave rectified voltage across the load resistor, load current flows for what part of a cycle?

- a. 0 degrees
- b. 90 degrees
- c. 180 degrees
- d. 360 degrees

5. Line voltage may be from 105 V rms to 125 rms in a half-wave rectifier. With a 5:1 step-down transformer, the maximum peak load voltage is closest to

- a. 21 V
- b. 25 V
- c. 29.6 V
- d. 35.4 V

6. The voltage out of a bridge rectifier is a

- a. Half-wave signal
- b. Full-wave signal
- c. Bridge-rectified signal
- d. Sine wave

7. If the line voltage is 115 V rms, a turns ratio of 5: 1 means the rms secondary voltage is closest to

- a. 15 V
- b. 23 V
- c. 30 V
- d. 35 V

8. What is the peak load voltage in a full-wave rectifier if the secondary voltage is 20 V rms?

- a. 0 V
- b. 0.7 V
- c. 14.1 V
- d. 28.3 V

9. We want a peak load voltage of 40 V out of a bridge rectifier. What is the approximate rms value of secondary voltage?

- a. 0 V
- b. 14.4 V
- c. 28.3 V
- d. 56.6 V

10. With a full-wave rectified voltage across the load resistor, load current flows for what part of a cycle?

- a. 0 degrees
- b. 90 degrees
- c. 180 degrees
- d. 360 degrees

11. What is the peak load voltage out of a bridge rectifier for a secondary voltage of 15 V rms? (Use second approximation.)

- a. 9.2 V
- b. 15 V
- c. 19.8 V
- d. 24.3 V

12. If line frequency is 60 Hz, the output frequency of a half-wave rectifier is

- a. 30 Hz
- b. 60 Hz
- c. 120 Hz
- d. 240 Hz

13. If line frequency is 60 Hz, the output frequency of a bridge rectifier is

- a. 30 Hz
- b. 60 Hz
- c. 120 Hz
- d. 240 Hz

14. With the same secondary voltage and filter, which has the most ripple?

- a. Half-wave rectifier
- b. Full-wave rectifier
- c. Bridge rectifier
- d. Impossible to say

15. With the same secondary voltage and filter, which produces the least load voltage?

- a. Half-wave rectifier
- b. Full-wave rectifier
- c. Bridge rectifier
- d. Impossible to say

16. If the filtered load current is 10 mA, which of the following has a diode current of 10 mA?

- a. Half-wave rectifier
- b. Full-wave rectifier
- c. Bridge rectifier
- d. Impossible to say

17. If the load current is 5 mA and the filter capacitance is 1000uF, what is the peak-to-peak ripple out of a bridge rectifier?

- a. 21.3 pV
- b. 56.3 nV
- c. 21.3 mV
- d. 41.7 mV

18. The diodes in a bridge rectifier each have a maximum dc current rating of 2 A. This means the dc load current can have a maximum value of

- a. 1 A
- b. 2 A
- c. 4 A
- d. 8 A

19. What is the PIV across each diode of a bridge rectifier with a secondary voltage of 20 V rms?

- a. 14.1 V
- b. 20 V
- c. 28.3 V
- d. 34 V

20. If the secondary voltage increases in a bridge rectifier with a capacitor-input filter, the load voltage will

- a. Decrease
- b. Stay the same
- c. Increase
- d. None of these

21. If the filter capacitance is increased, the ripple will

- a. Decrease
- b. Stay the same
- c. Increase
- d. None of these

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