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I am using this voltage stabilizer relay diagram below, which provides a 16 step-up level. I need to edit it, so that I can made it to work as step-down in case of high voltages such as 245 and above. I need to make at least two step-down steps from the 16 steps. So in total, I should have 14 step-up and 2 step-down steps. What should I do to make this happen, based on the diagram?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ You'd need to modify the windings on your transformer for that. And in the context of your other question I absolutely cannot advise doing that, get this done professionally. \$\endgroup\$ – Hearth Feb 11 at 23:10
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I might consider a binary ladder and change the 6,12,24,36,...128 = 206 to 6,12,24,48,..128= 218 total.

A 128V min to 254 Viacom seems excessive and if everyone in a India or Pakistan used this the grid would see a negative resistance load, ( when voltage sags load current increases and result in grid instability if everyone switches around the same time. So keep in mind you and your comrades are contributing to grid instability while you are trying to compensate for the unreliable grid.

That’s why we don’t use them in North America. It’s better to upgrade the infrastructure.

You might want to reduce a few secondary windings or recalculate your primary to your desired input/output winding ratio like 220Vac to 240Vac input rather than add up to 206Vac unless you are working with 208Vac.(!?)

Doing this then performs better as a 4 bit binary DAC AND lowers the 23Vac output by 5% or two steps with 4 bit control or 16 steps , you have shifted all the steps down by 2/16 steps.

But your schematic is non-binary perhaps due to excessive series resistance. Your inductance ought to not exceed 10% no load current ratio with rated primary current. This is your excitation current to minimize losses at no load. But also the DCR of any combination determines the actual waste power at no load. This can also be computed by L/R ratios in choosing the optimal conductor size. Mutual coupling needs to be high with low loss CRGOS silicate coated laminations fabricated without shorting edge burrs nor silicate iron dust that is prone to partial discharge from contamination.

If this is a dry type transformer, then cleanliness is critical in the primary secondary insulation with clean epoxy over mica tape or Kapton tape that is free of voids by vacuum and vibration degassing. These voids or minute gas entrapment can also create Partial Discharges, which can lead to epoxy carbonization and insulation breakdown. ( imagine a tiny um gap with a 1pF gas bubble in series with 1nF epoxy. The bubble arcs and burns silently while growing over time.

If this an oil filled 10kVa traffo then similar contamination from silicate iron dust can also lead to H2 generation of dissolved combustible gas so “cleanliness is godliness”. there are special cleaning processes used by some. PD is something that also occurs in CMOS defects with contaminants as 30kV/mm becomes 30 mV/nm for Partial discharge.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ If i will add a higher level that will hold 20volt more lets say after the 6v level i add a 20volt level how the connection will be with the 4relay so i can get 2 steps as step down from 250 to 220 and from 240 to 220 \$\endgroup\$ – user176024 Feb 12 at 6:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ I said how it shifts down 2 levels, but what is your full design spec for Vin range and cutoff, and algorithm for shifting levels, not just what you just asked for. I suggest you make a table of input ranges and decision thresholds with time delays for commutation with current, inductance and voltage during switch with expected dead times. then we can talk further. do what you can. \$\endgroup\$ – Sunnyskyguy EE75 Feb 12 at 6:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ The change bewteen 4 relay and transformers levles done based on 5 v change in Vin as example if the Vin is to low such as 130v then the 4 relays are off and i took all the transformer levels and if the Vin incrases to 160 then i must reduce the Vout so i shift one level out as all the first 3 relay are off expect the 4 is one \$\endgroup\$ – user176024 Feb 12 at 6:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ But reallly i don't under stand how i can change the digram so i get step down \$\endgroup\$ – user176024 Feb 12 at 6:29

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