Difference between Shunt Capacitor and Series Inductor Filter

Following are the difference between shunt capacitor and series inductor filter:

Parameter Shunt Capacitor Series Inductor
Place of filter Across the load In series with load
Useful in Reducing ripple in load voltage Reducing ripple in load current
Lowest ripple in load voltage at No load or light loads Heavy loads
Suitable for Light load application Heavy load application
Surge current Very high and must be controlled Low and need not be control
Ripple factor R = 1/ 4√3 FCR R = R/3√2 WL
Size of filter Small and compact Bulky

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