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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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How to change V and F in constant V/F control of an ACIM?

If I generate 3-Phase PWM outputs to drive a 3-phase ACIM and use constant V/F method for speed control then how will I change V and F of the generated PWM outputs? I will generate PWM's using LUT ...
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CAN BUS electrical characteristics

I know that CAN bus has two states. Dominant states where CANH goes 3.5V and CANL goes to 1.5V and in recessive state, both CANH and CANL goes to 2.5V. My question is, how much current does it draw in ...
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Using a Main Surge Protector for only branching out other surge protectors

Whenever I try to find information about this question it always says that it is not good to plug in a surge protector into a surge protector because you can overload or overheat the protector or ...
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polarised condensor microphone

Sir/Madam, Kindly explain how is the following equation derived for the polarised condenser microphone? The output voltage V0 fed from the microphone to the preamplifier will be how is it derived? ...
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Difference between magnetizing inductance and primary inductance

What is difference between magnetising inductance(Lm) and primary inductance(Lp) of transformer?
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Using an X or Y rated cap in DC link

I'm wondering if I can use an X or Y rated film cap for high frequency DC link filtering/snubbering. The system will be a rectifier+inverter, so the cap in question will go on the DC link between the ...
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Peak Current in a transmission line

Let's consider a transmission line (which drives a generic load ZL) connected to an AC voltage source. If we know that the peak voltage of the source is equal to Vp, how can we evaluate the peak ...
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How to activate FP6293 converter from EN pin?

I'm making a portable device which is powered by a lithium battery and boosted with a FP6293 boost converter IC. I want to turn on and off the device from a switch that activates and deactivates the ...
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Swapping Park and Clark Transforms

In the 3-phase Vector Control of AC motor if we swap the order of Park and Clark transforms (as well as their inverse transforms) will we get the same result or will we get meaningless output?
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How can I connect a Peltier Element?

I need help to anyone who can help me 🙂 A peltier can be reversed. So If I supply + to RED and - to BLACK it works as expected. But if I reverse the polarity, ( - to RED, + to BLACK), it will also ...
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Isolation voltage of a flyback transformer

How to calculate the isolation voltage of a planar flyback transformer? Or if there are any standards about it? I am designing a planar flyback transformer that need an isolation voltage of 1000V, ...
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How bad are 3 degrees Celsius for a lithium battery and electronics?

I have a PCB powered by a lithium battery , it works well inside the house, but when I leave it exposed to low temperatures with humidity the PCB or the battery stops working. I leave the PCB in the ...
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Why does collector current increase with base current in BJT?

The base current in the BJT is due to the recombination of holes and electrons. To neutralize the p region an electron leaves the p region. If we take it the other way round, the larger the base ...
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Unexpected battery float voltage in BQ2057WSN charging circuit

We have designed a changing module using BQ2057WSN IC to charge a 7.4V, 6600mAH Li-ion battery. My supply power is 12V,2A SMPS. I have set my charging current to 600mA. The battery is charging, but ...
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BQ2057WSN Circuit Heating issue

We are using BQ2057WSN charging IC to charge a 7.4V, 6600mAh Li-Ion Battery by providing 12VDC,2A power supply. According to my calculation the charging current is set at 625mA. But while charging, ...
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High Voltage Active Rectification using Silicon Carbide MOSFET

This is a purely theoretical question, please forgive me if I am being stupid. Synchronous rectification and secondary side control of DC/DC converters is very commonplace in low voltage, high ...
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Understanding Phase Shift Full Bridge DC-DC Converter

I am studying PSFB DC DC converter. I am a bit confused in understanding the topology. For reference of the functionality I am taking UCC28950 Controller IC's circuit, From TI which have provided in ...
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Questions regarding Gallium Nitride semiconductor devices in Switched Mode Power Supplies

I have a couple of questions regarding the use of Gallium Nitride MOSFET devices in a DC/DC converter design of mine. My topology is an LCC full bridge converter. My knowledge is not at expert level ...
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Ćuk Converter circuit analysis

I am confused by the current path of the Ćuk converter when it is at position one where the mosfet is conducting The circuit analysis results in the two circuits below. What is the current path? Why ...
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Transient time in buck converter

To my understanding the reactive components in a converter should not store energy over a switching period, otherwise they will blow up. An in inductor for example abides by volt-second balance, which ...
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T - matching network design

can you help me on understanding the procedure to design this T - matching network? My aim is that of transforming a resistive load R to a complex value R'', while R' indicates an intermediate value....
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How to solve error from ETAP?

I have crucial circuit and some problem from ETAP I can't solve. Here is the circuit: The problem: When I want to look for minimum short circuit, I get an error that "a loop with incompatible ...
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How to calculate inductor and capacitor values in boost rectification process?

I am trying to design boost rectifier circuit with switching process, but I am struggling to calculate the inductor and capacitor values in the circuit. My source voltage has some internal resistance ...
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Amplifier Transfer Characteristics

In a previous question I had this as the given: The transfer characteristics of a voltage amplifier are described by the following equation: vO = F + G vI with amplifier saturation levels at ...
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Controlling the reactive current of an PMSM in an open loop setting

for my master thesis I'm investigating the EMI of a 3-phase inverter, wich drives a PMSM. The inverter's structure is the common 3-Phase DC/AC Voltage Source Inverter and it uses EPC2020 GaN ...
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How to limits Iout from 3A to 2A using LM2576?

I realised that using voltage divider approach only change the Vout but Iout still remain 3A,is there any way to limit it to constant 2A with varying load resistance ?
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2VCC in a BJT C.E. amplifier

It is known that it is possible to get 2Vcc output voltage in a BJT Common Emitter amplifier by using an RF Choke (instead of a simple resistor) connected to the collector. Precisely, we will get at ...
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CAN Transciever kbps to Hz at TXD Pin

I am new to the CAN Bus and have designed an application example. The Transceiver I have chosen is TJA1044Gx. The transceiver data sheet says : I want to know if I have only Transceiver, Analog ...
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Voltage/Current waves on N port networks

I have a doubt about the sign convention for waves in an N port network. Consider for instance the following 2-port network: How should I fix the directions of voltage and current to calculate powers?...
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Volt knob with consistent current

I need a device that can maintain the current of an variable electrical signal while manipulating current and overall power. Example 10a 0-24v 0-240w. And the theory behind a device which will work ...
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Pulse frequency modulation mode in buck converter MAX15062

I am modelling MAX15062 DC-DC buck converter using datasheet in PSpice, initially i worked on control loop. This buck converter has two modes PWM and PFM mode. With MODE pin unconnected works on PFM ...
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How to account for the low voltage when designing a Step Down Switching Regulator

Datasheet: http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/slvs569f/slvs569f.pdf Design procedure: **Essentially my question is say I have an input voltage that can range from 7-15V. When designing this converter (must ...
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Tesla Coil / Slayer Exciter won't work

I need some help with troubleshooting a slayer exciter circuit or coils. I was following this youtube tutorial and doublechecked all the connections. The power supply I use is 12V 1.5A. My secondary ...
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Noise testing method

I have Electronic board with power supply , control board etc. I wanted to conduct noise test . Is there any standard procedure available. I wanted to check if i induce the noise into power line or ...
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(Very Basic) Confused on Reading a Datasheet and Calculating Inductor Ripple Current for a switching Regulator

I am using this component for a project, however, when reading the datasheet I have just become confused about a couple of things. Datasheet : http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/slvs569f/slvs569f.pdf I am ...
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Buck Converter MOSFET Output Voltage distorted (PWM)

The input to my buck converter MOSFET switch is a PWM signal with a certain duty cycle. However, upon observing the voltage waveform of the MOSFET, the voltage is a bit distorted. The input to ...
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Not understanding current direction for this specific circuit (very basic question)

For the following circuit, I am for some reason just having troubles with understanding why the current (circled blue) moves in the up direction across the capacitor. Or for example, this following ...
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Motor only works with alligator cables

So, I’ve run into a weird issue while trying to hook up a voltage controller box to two linear actuators. The voltage controller box receives an input of 12V and outputs 12 or -12 depending on what ...
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Constant current limit in the SIMPLIS

I wanted to convert this error amplifier form Pspice to SIMPLIS, for now i am using voltage controlled current source (VSCS) with the FB nod to the negative and Vref to the positive node of the device ...
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200AH lead acid battery

I have a 12V 200AH lead acid battery and I want my load be a power resistor and a bulb. Does the batter draw current based on the load resistance? so meaning the current that will be drawn in this ...
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DQ transform on AC voltage source

I have a simple AC circuit made in Simulink where a dq transform is applied to a AC voltage source which is connected to a RLC load. I understand that dq transforms are used to convert synchronous ...
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H-Bridge freewheeling

I am building an H-bridge motor control for DC motor . I am using "SQD40N06-14L_GE3 " N_channel MOSFET. Did i have to add a rectifier in parallel with the mosfet (the mosfet already have one ...
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Using 19V, 3.4A power adaptor instead of prescribed 12V,3A power adaptor on an embedded box PC

I have an embedded box PC: Advantech Ark1122H. Instead of the prescribed 12V,3A power adaptor, I accidentally used a 19V,3.4A power adaptor that is supposedly for another embedded box PC. Now this PC ...
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Using a single battery for robot motors and electronics

Instead of using two separate 12V SLA batteries (one for motor controllers*, one for Arduino, LEDs, sensors ...), would they work in series as one 24V battery, with a step-down converter for each ...
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SCR reverse current during switch off

In the figure below is shown the dynamic behavior of an SCR in terms of its current during switch off. I'm interested in calculating the maximum reverse current (iR in the plot). The parameters that ...
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Flyback Converter Switching MOSFET Breakdown

I am using a UC1845A to control the switching element MOSFET (FCB20N60F) which is used for a typical Flyback Converter circuit. MOSFET's drain is connected to transformer. Rarely MOSFET is not working ...
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Solar panel voltage with buck converter and mosfets?

If the input voltage of the solar panel as Vin in the picture below. if Vin is in the range of 10 V to 37V.The average voltage value in the node in yellow during switch 1 is on and switch 2 is off is ...
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driving high and low side mosfet for synchronous buck converter?

I am designing an MPPT charge controller. I have chosen my MOSFETs to be both NMOS https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10213 (FQP30N06L) 60V, 30A. Since the gate voltage is 3 to 5V. I can drive the low ...
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Increasing TPS63001 Under Voltage lockout from 1.8V to 2.5V for use with LiFePO4 cell

The Under Voltage Lockout threshold for this chip ranges from 1.5 V to 1.8 V. I want to use this with a LiFePO4 cell, whose minimum voltage is 2.5 V. With reference to the datasheet here, the VINA ...
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Digital DC DC Converter for Power Control

I want to find a way to control a power device from a microcontroller. I must control a power device from the microcontroller, making the voltage to vary betwen 0 and 28 VDC, knowing that the power ...