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# PowerElectronic1(EET307)

LearningOutcomes

circuit

Introduction

## AC to DC Converters is a circuit used to convert AC power to

DC power.
power
Also known as rectifier
Other types of converter is shown below

## INPUT OUTPUT CONVERTER

AC DC Rectifier
AC AC ACVoltageController

DC AC Inverter
DC DC Chopper

TypesofRectifier

Halfwave rectifier
Fullwave
F ll rectifier
ifi

Uncontrolled rectifier
Controlled rectifier

## Single Phase rectifier

Three Phase rectifier

TypesofRectifier

Halfwave rectifier
Fullwave
F ll rectifier
ifi

Uncontrolled rectifier
Controlled rectifier

## Single Phase rectifier

Three Phase rectifier

## During the positive halfcycle of the input voltage, diode D1

conduct and the output appears across the load.
During the negative halfcycle of the input voltage, the diode
D1 is in a blocking condition and the output voltage is zero

## The output voltage is given by average value

1 Vm
Vo Vavg Vm sin(t )d (t )
2 0
The average current
Vo Vm
Io
R R
The average power absorbed by the resistor
P I rms
2
R Vrms
2
R
Vm Vm
where Vrms and rms
I
2 2R

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AC DC CONVERTERS
ACDCCONVERTERS

EXAMPLE1

## For a halfwave rectifier circuit

shown below, the source is sinusoid
of 240Vrms at a frequency of 50Hz.
The load resistor is 5. Determine:
b) The average power absorbed by
c) The power factor of the circuit.
d) Sketch the voltage waveforms of
th circuit.
the i it
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SolutionEx.1
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TutorialQ1

## The halfwave rectifier circuit has

Vs(t) = 170 sin(377t) V and a load
resistance R=15 ohm .
Determine
( ) the
l d current,
t
(c) the power absorbed by the load,
(d) the apparent power supplied by the
source, and
(e) the power factor of the circuit.
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SolutionQ1

V0 Vm 170 /
a) I 0 3.60 A.
R R 15
V V 170
b) I rms rms m 5.66 A.
R 2 R 2(15)
c) P I 2 R 5.662 (15) 480 W .
170
d ) S Vrms I rms (5.66) 679 VA.
2
P 480 W
e) pf 0.707 70.7%
S 679 VA
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TutorialQ2

## The halfwave rectifier circuit of

below has a transformer inserted
between the source and the
remainder of the circuit. The source
is 240 Vrms at 50 Hz, and the load
resistor is 20 ohm.
(a) Determine the required turns ratio
off the
h transformer
f suchh that
h the
h
average load current is 12 A.
(b) Determine the average current in
the primary winding of the
transformer.
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SolutionQ2

V0
a ) I 0 12 A.; I 0 V0 I 0 R (12)(20) 240 V .
R
Vm
Vo ; Vm Vo 240 754 V .

754
Vrms 533 V .
2
N1 240
0.45
N 2 533
N2 12
b) I o I o 26.7
26 7 A.
N1 0.45

## Thyristor (SCR) is used to control the output of the rectifier.

SCR will
ill conduct
d when
h theh source becomes
b positive.
ii
The conduction is delayed until a gate signal is applied ().

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The output voltage is given by average value

1 V
Vo i t d t m 1 cos
Vm sin
2 2

## The average power absorbed by the resistor

P = V2rms / R

where
h
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EXAMPLE2

## Design a circuit to produce an average voltage of 40V across

100 from 120Vrms 60Hz AC source. Determine the power
absorbed by the resistance and the power factor.
Uncontrolled Halfwave