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Questions tagged [power-electronics]

Refers to the conversion of electric power by using solid state components such as semiconductors. Can also generally apply to the field of electrical engineering which works with power electronics.

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Processor speed for generating PWM at 1 MHz

I want to generate square pulses at around 1 MHz to drive an H-bridge inverter. Now, I want to choose a suitable microcontroller, microprocessor, or a DSP board. I need to generate a few pulses (...
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Assemble Peltier Cooler to Li-poly Rc Battery

I have procured a thermoelectric cooler (TEC, this one) and my purpose of the TEC is to produce current for the Li-poly RC battery to increase its battery life. The Li-poly RC battery has 7.4V stated ...
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Two level Inverter [closed]

What thing determines a 2-level and 3-level Inverter as in the diagram? edit: Level is as in 'voltage level'. I have found following good link that explains it. http://www.elkraft.ntnu.no/~richardl/...
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SVPWM Primer for ACIM

As I am trying to implement a speed control for ACIM using SVPWM. I could not find out a focused primer on what exactly is a SVPWM technique and how is it implemented in an MCU like STM32F4? All the ...
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Peak Period Forecasting in electric grid

I am currently working on the day ahead load forecasting using a regression model over a microgrid level. I wanted to know is there a way I can detect peak period i.e period where demand is high from ...
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FOC Control vs SVPWM

I wonder how far the similarities go between FOC control and SVPWM modulation and from which point on wards they are different from each other? edit: Can anyone point out a very basic primer from ...
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Heating issues with solar charging circuit

I am using the above circuit to charge a 7.4V Li-ion Battery.With input MPPT voltage set at 12V, I have applied 13V input voltage to the circuit. The battery is charging at 1.4A. (according to the ...
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Static VAr Compensation

I have to design a 3 phase Reactive Power Compensation System with using only reactors, no capacitor is needed. Total capacity is 505kVAr, but 475kVAr will be done with contactors, rest (30kVAr) will ...
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Replace potentiometer for Kemo M012 Power Control

The potentiometer of my (Kemo M012 Power Control) is mechanically broken and I would like to replace it. However, I am unsure whether the replacement needs to meet any specific characteristics or if ...
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1. order system Gain

I have been assigned a task and I am having trouble finding the gain K. Here is the task: To the time t = 0, there is put a step at 3. Find the gain. Find the time constant. Find the time delay. ...
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Temperature-dependent leakage current in IGBTs

On one hand, the leakage current of power electronics modules such as IGBTs depends on the temperature. On the other hand, the temperature distribution on the IGBT chips is significantly non-uniform ...
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Phasor vs Vector vs Space Vector

I wonder what is the difference between a Phasor, a Vector and a Space Vector? A phasor is also a rotating vector in space then it means that a space vector is same as a phasor? Also by definition a ...
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SPWM vs SVPWM implementation [duplicate]

I am learning various control techniques for 3-Phase ACIMs. So far I have understood about the SPWM implementation.. in which we save Sin values in a LUT and then modulate the duty-cycle of PWM wave ...
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Two PWM signals from TL494

I need to generate two open-loop PWM signals with different duty cycles for my converter. The frequency is 20kHz. I did generate one signal. Should I use another TL494 and connect it to the same ...
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SPWM vs 6-step PWM vs SVMPWM

While learning 3-Phase scalar control of ACIM using STM32F407 MCU I could not clearly understand the diffrence between the following terms: 1. SPWM 2. 6-step PWM 3. SVMPWM How do they differ from ...
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Load Profile plot from Smart meter data

In electrical engineering, a load profile is a graph of the variation in the electrical load versus time. I am currently working on Smart meter data having reading an interval of 30 min i.e power ...
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Sending bits on a coaxial cable

When you are sending bits or voltage's through a coaxial cable from 1 PC to another PC, does current flow from PC1 to PC2 through the cable? If so, mustn't there be a complete circuit?
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Distribution-side voltage regulation and Low voltage ride through (LVTR) curve

Nowadays, I see that photovoltaic systems have Low-voltage-ride-through capabilities. So in case of a fault, when the voltage is decreased, they remain connected to the grid and provide reactive power ...
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How to convert 5v to 1.5v?

I am a newbie. I have a power bank which gives 5 v output from a USB. Now I need to step down the 5v into 1.5v to run a small motor. I have searched a lot to find any readymade IC... But unable to ...
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Allowable ripple current οf battery charger

The ripple of the charging current is pretty important for the aging of an electric battery. So, the current ripple should be as less as possible. In order to reduce the current ripple, we have to use ...
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Sources and References for Motor Selection [closed]

So, I was wondering if there is a book/textbook which discusses the issue of selecting the proper motor for a job. The type of it (induction, synchronous, DC, etc.) and mainly the nominal power of it. ...
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Instrumentation amplifier and sensor [closed]

Why do we use instrumentation amplifier for many sensor based application ?
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Phase or Line V/F Control for ACIM

I am trying to implement V/F control for 3 phase ACIM using STM32F407 MCU. I am using 6 Complementary outputs of its Adv. Timer 1, Center aligned 256-points PWM waveform. The DC Bus voltage is 600 VDC....
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2 Switch Forward Converter Volt-Sec/Charge Balance

I am attempting to design a 2 switch forward converter. I understand how to do the volt-sec balance and charge balance when the converter is as shown in the ideal 2 switch forward converter below. I ...
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SVPWM for BLDC Motors: Switching Losses vs Neutral Point Voltage Swing/fluctuation

I am implementing a SVPWM (Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation) scheme for a 3-phase inverter (3 H-bridges, nothing fancy) to control a BLDC Motor. Since one can choose which zero vectors (000 or 111)...
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How to see sinusoidal wave from SPWM output?

I am generating SPWM waveforms using complementary outputs of advance timer. I wonder how can i see the actual sinusoidal waveform on an oscilloscope which is intended from the SPWM output? My MCU is ...
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Switched mode Battery Charger CC/CV operation

Shown below is the internal block diagram of a switched mode battery charger IC (LT1510). The LT1510 is a current mode, PWM (pulse-width modulated), positive buck switcher that operates in one of two ...
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CCTV Loop Out Circuit

I need one camera IN & TWO outputs to feed into 2 DVRs.Just a resistor divider ok ? Like this? Camera Types are AHD & Analog. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab
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PWM for ACIM scalar control

I have inherited a control software for ACIM scalar control and I need to do some changes in this software. Before I can do any change I need to understand current implementation. So I have started to ...
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Guidelines and design considerations for designing a controller for a grid tie inverter?

I'm working on designing a controller for a grid tied inverter. I'm not able to find a suitable reference or book that might help in this case. What I have understood now is: There must 2 loops (...
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PI or PID vs Manual Controller design using Control theory

Why should we design a controller manually using Bode plots and control theory instead of using PI or PID controllers and tune them? Or more specifically when should I design a controller and when ...
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How to calculate the phase difference between current and voltage?

Using the next circuit and the components of simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab \$R=20\Omega\$ \$L=25mH\$ \$V_{DC}=36\$ \$v_{s}(t)=50+\underset{n=1}{\overset{\infty}{\...
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Finding Width of MOSFET

We are struggling with part iv of the question above where we have to find the width of both MOSFETS. As you can see from our working out, we have found a width of 2 meters for the nMOS, which we know ...
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How to choose PWM carrier frequency for three phase VSI control

I have been facing a problem regarding selection of carrier frequency for PWM for controlling three phase voltage source inverter. I am not sure what all aspects I should take into account. My ideas ...
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Question on TWO stage power conditioning

Suppose a induction motor is connected through a inverter. Inverter is fed from a DC-DC boost converter. My question is: to boost converter how load current will look like? Will it look like DC or AC?
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PMSM control method

Is it possible to apply the so called scalar control or V/f control which is used for ACIM control also for PMSM control? I think no because of V/f control used for ACIM does not know current ...
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What are these black components?

One of these black things is burnt and according to the technician it have to be replaced , and when I asked him: what is this he said : IC ????!!! Well, What are these? Sorry for bad English ———————...
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Multiple boost converter voltage pulled down

I need to make a simulation of multiple boost converter design for different load ratios. I have designed 2 boost converter both of them have same duty cycle and same L and C values. Voltage input is ...
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Parallel resonant induction heater

I implemented a parallel LC induction heater using theory. I made a simple square wave Inverter providing a frequency of 20kHz to the tuned LC circuit. The problem I'm facing is that my tank is not ...
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Three phase AC machine

I have encountered a three phase ac machine whose name plate contains following information: Y/360 V/90 Hz/2,3 A. I don't know whether it is an induction machine or permanent magnet synchronous ...
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Sensing Of Load In Induction Heating

In New Induction Appliances When you lift the pan from surface of furnace they automatically switch off the power of furnace so my question is How Induction Cooking Appliances Can Know The ...
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Magnetic Flux loss in PM Motors

The PM motors specially BLDC or PMSM they get their armature energy from the permanent magnets on their rotors unlike the Induction Motors in which the armature gets its energy from the Stator ...
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Sensor damage, ground loop or something else?

We are testing an capacitive fuel level sensor in field. Its mounted on top of a heavy construction vehicle (colmar) with a 24v battery system. Our sensor runs for few weeks and damages. Every time a ...
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Switch module test circuit design

I am doing a project to make a test box that would to test the switch module in the photo below. Please see circuit diagram below for inside of the switch. Please note this switch is not an ordinary ...
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Rs-485 isolation

Hi, I have RS485 communication circuit as shown in figure. But it has no isolation, only SM712 is used for ESD protection. Now, i think it will be better to isolate the it.So, how can i isolate it? ...
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Logic-level converter FET

I have been using the BSS138 level converter circuit for a while now and today it struck me I get how the voltage is stepped up by the FET or the BSS138 when you are applying say 3.3 V on the LV side. ...
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RGBW Cree XM-L LED power circuit HELP!

I have 10 Cree XM-L RGBW LEDS and I would like to power them from a 12V power supply. I came up with this idea: A 12V 30 amp power supply powers 3 different step down buck converters (10 amps each ...
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Induction heating

I was reading the working principles of induction heating and I think I understand the basics. Out of curiosity, I searched the Internet for a schematic and found one. However, the thing that confuses ...
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Voltage fed versus current fed Inverters

I would like to ask about voltage fed and current fed inverters. I know that a voltage fed converter uses a capacitor as the storage device while a current fed converter uses an inductor. What are ...
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Designing an inverter with its DC volt and gnd connectors as multi-pins along the PCB, how do i lay out my decoupling capacitors?

Should I distribute multiple decoupling capacitors along the connector rails? Or Should I have a few large capacitors centralised? Is there a mathematical way to evaluate this? Any other methods ...