Sie sind auf Seite 1von 12

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

LABORATORY
EXPERIMENT 4:
WIRING TOOLS, DEVICES, SYSTEM AND
TESTING PRACTICES
OBJECTIVES:
After this lesson, you will be able:
1). To learn how to use the ac power supply.
2). To learn how to connect circuits with resistors, inductors and capacitors
in series and parallel.
3). To solve complex ac circuits by using impedance equations.

KEYWORDS:
Impedance, series and parallel connection, phase angle.

Experiment 4: Wiring Tools, Devices, System and Testing Practices.

1.0) INTRODUCTION:
In any circuit containing both resistance and capacitance (or inductance) the total
opposition offered to the circuit is not the simple arithmetical sum of the reactance XC (or
XL) and the resistance R. The reactance must be added to the resistance in such a manner as
to take into account the 90 phase difference between the two voltages (series circuits) or
two currents (parallel circuits). This total opposition is termed IMPEDANCE and is
designated by the symbol Z. Since the voltage across the inductance (or capacitance) is
determined by the reactance and the current, then:
EL = IXL

or, EC = IXC

The voltage across the resistance is the determined by the resistance and the current:

ER = IR
The total voltage is the current times the total opposition (or impedance) of the circuit:
E = IZ
The impedance and total voltage drop may also be obtained by the use of phasors.

Figure 16

The voltage ER across the resistance is equal to IR, and the voltage EL across the inductance
is equal to IXL. The resultant phasor sum is the source voltage Es which is equal to ISZ.
Since each phasor represents a product of which the current I is a common factor, the
phasors may be drawn proportional to R and XL as shown in Figure 16.

Experiment 4: Wiring Tools, Devices, System and Testing Practices.

The resultant phasor sum Z represents the impedance of the circuit. The phasor sum of the
reactance and resistance (impedance Z) is also the hypotenuse of the right triangle a, b, c
and, therefore, can be calculated mathematically by use of the Pythagorean theorem:
2

Z =

R + XL

The phase angle of Z is the same as the phase angle of the resultant phasor sum, and can be
calculated from tan = XL/R or cos = R/Z. The relationships between I, E and Z in ac
circuits are similar to the relationships between I, E and R in dc circuits. Because of this, the
equations for Ohm's Law can be used for solving ac circuits by using the impedance Z in
place of the resistance R.
These equations are called the Ohms Law for the ac circuits. They are:

I = E
Z

E = IZ ;

Z = E
I

In parallel RC or RL circuits, the applied voltage is the same across each branch. It is
therefore used as the phase reference. The current in each of the branches is found by
using equations above. The source current is found by adding the branch currents
vectorially.

IS =

IR + IC

I =

R2

+ I

The impedance of parallel circuits can then be Lfound by using Ohm's Law for ac circuits.
The magnitude of the impedance can also be found by adding the parallel resistance and
reactance vectorially.

Z =

RXC
2
2
R + XC

Z =
or

RXL
2
2
R + XL

The phase angle for parallel circuits can be calculated from tan = R/X or
cos = Z/R.
When a circuit contains both inductive and capacitive elements, first solve for the total
combined reactance, and then proceed using this magnitude of X in the above
equations. For series circuits:
X = XL - XC and for the parallel circuits:

X =

XL XC
XL XC

Experiment 4: Wiring Tools, Devices, System and Testing Practices.

In equations above, if the result of (XL XC) is positive, the combined reactance is
inductive, and thus, the phase angle associated with the whole impedance is positive. If
(XL XC) is negative, the combined reactance is capacitive, and the phase angle of the
impedance
is
negative.

Experiment 4: Wiring Tools, Devices, System and Testing Practices.

Section:

Group:

Date:

Name :

Experiment 4: Wiring Tools, Devices, System and Testing Practices.

1.1) INSTRUMENTS AND COMPONENTS


Variable Resistance
Variable Inductance
Variable Capacitance
AC Ammeter
AC Voltmeter
Power Supply
Connection Leads

1.2) SAFETY PROCEDURES


Warnings: High voltages are present in this Laboratory Experiment! Do not
make any connections with the power on! The power should be turned off after
completing each individual measurement!

2.0) EXPERIMENTS
2.1) PROCEDURES
1)

For each of the following circuits:

a) The unknown quantities were calculated using the equations given in the
INTRODUCTION. All the calculations were showed in the space provided adjacent to
the circuit.
b) The calculated results were recorded in the space provided.
c) The circuit was connected in the each figure.
d) The power supply was turned on and adjusted for the voltage or current as specified in
each case.
e) The required measurements were made and recorded them in the space provided.
f) The voltage was returned to zero and the power supply was turned off.
g) The calculated values were compared with the measured values.

Experiment 4: Wiring Tools, Devices, System and Testing Practices.

2) The circuit shown in Figure 17 below was connected. The voltage VS was
adjusted until AC ammeter indicates 10 mA ac, f = 50 Hz.

Circuit impedance, Z =

Phase angle = cos-1 (R/Z) =

Calculated VS =

100

Measured VS =

97.6

Calculated VC =
Calculated VR =

318.3m

V
V

Measured VC =
Measured VR =

0.352

V
V

100

vs

100 F

10000

97.6

vc

vR

Figure 17

Experiment 4: Wiring Tools, Devices, System and Testing Practices.

3) The circuit shown in Figure 18 was connected. The voltage, VS was adjusted
until AC ammeter indicates 10 mA ac, f = 50 Hz.

Circuit impedance, Z =

Phase angle = cos-1 (R/Z) =


Calculated VS =
Calculated VL =
Calculated VR =

314.2m

V
V

Measured VS =
Measured VL =

100

Measured VR =

100

vs

96.9
0.36
96.9

0.1 H

vL

10000

vR

V
V
V

Figure 18

Experiment 4: Wiring Tools, Devices, System and Testing Practices.

4) The circuit shown in Figure 19 was connected. The input voltage was adjusted to
150V ac, f =50 Hz.

Circuit impedance, Z =

Phase angle = cos-1 (Z/R) =

89.635

Calculated IS =

2.356

Measured IS =

2.10

Calculated IC =
Calculated IR =

2.356

A
A

Measured IC =
Measured IR =

2.10

A
A

15m

50 F

15.9m

10000

150 V ac

Figure 1

Experiment 4: Wiring Tools, Devices, System and Testing Practices.

5) The circuit shown in Figure 20 below was connected. The voltage, VS was adjusted
until AC ammeter indicates 11 mA ac, f = 50 Hz.
Circuit impedance =

10k

Phase angle = cos-1 (R/Z) =

Calculated VS =

110

Measured VS =

106.2

Calculated VC =
Calculated VR =

0.35

V
V

Measured VC =
Measured VR =

0.33
106

V
V

Calculated VL =

346

Measured VL =

414

110

100 F

vs

10000

vc

vR

L
0.1 H

vL

Figure 2
Experiment 4: Wiring Tools, Devices, System and Testing Practices.

1
0

6) The circuit shown in Figure 21 was connected. The input voltage was adjusted for
120V ac, f =50 Hz.

Circuit impedance =

Phase angle = cos-1 (Z/R) =

86.69

Calculated IS =

1.93

Measured IS =

0.50

Calculated IC =
Calculated IR =

1.88
12m

A
A

Measured IC =
Measured IR =

1.60
12.4m

A
A

Calculated IL =

1.89

Measured IL =

2.4

120 V ac
50 F

10000

0.1 H

Figure 21

Experiment 4: Wiring Tools, Devices, System and Testing Practices.

10
10

3.0) TUTORIALS
1.

If a circuit connected across a 240 V line draws 2 A of line current, what is the
circuit impedance, Z?

2. Can you calculate the phase angle, between the current and voltage, of
the circuit described in Question 1? Explain.

3.

Can an ac circuit containing only resistance, be considered as having impedance, Z?


Explain.

Experiment 4: Wiring Tools, Devices, System and Testing Practices

11