Category: Converters for Electric Motors

Field Oriented Control of Induction Motor

Field Oriented Control of Induction Motor: In the slip controlled drives using VSI or CSI discussed in the foregoing sec­tions, the stator voltage or stator current is controlled using slip frequency. They are controlled in magnitude only. The stator current control does not take care of its phase position with respect to flux. The control […]

Three Phase AC Voltage Controller

Three Phase AC Voltage Controller: To control the current and voltage of three phase loads, Three Phase AC Voltage Controller are required. The single phase controller described previously can be introduced singly in each phase or line, to form a three phase controller. There exist a variety of connections for Three Phase AC Voltage Controller. […]


Cycloconverter: A variable frequency supply for feeding a three phase motor can be obtained from a cycloconverter which operates on a 50 Hz supply and provides a variable frequency supply at the output (Fig. 3.105). These are single stage frequency conversion devices which make use of both line commutation as well as forced commutation. The […]

Harmonic Reduction

Harmonic Reduction: The output voltage waveform of an inverter is non-sinusoidal. It contains a rich harmonic content. The Harmonic Reduction cause additional losses and torque pulsations if a three phase motor is used as a load. These torque pulsations pose a problem at low speeds. Therefore it is necessary to improve the voltage waveform of […]

Voltage Control Techniques for Inverters

Voltage Control Techniques for Inverters: It has already been mentioned that Inverter Control providing a variable frequency supply to three phase motors should be capable of providing a variable voltage. This is required to avoid saturation and ensure operation at constant flux density. The Voltage Control Techniques for Inverters can be affected either external to […]

Current Source Inverter for Feeding Three Phase Motors

Current Source Inverter for Feeding Three Phase Motors: In these type of Current Source Inverter, the controlled quantity is the current in the dc link. The current from the dc source remains constant at the controlled value, irrespective of the load and events in the inverter. The voltage across the load adjusts itself. The link […]

Features of Variable Voltage Inverters

Features of Variable Voltage Inverters: The inverter has an impressed dc voltage. The output voltage of the inverter is decided by the firing and duration of the thyristors. The conduction of the thyristors can be either 180° or 120°, depending upon the control employed. In the case of 180° conduction three thyristors conduct at any […]

Three Phase Inverter

Three Phase Inverter: The variable frequency required for the speed control of three phase ac motors is obtained from a Three Phase Inverter. To avoid magnetic saturation and to obtain constant flux conditions in the machine, the voltage fed to the motor must also be varied. Therefore an inverter feeding a three phase motor must […]

Charging a Capacitor in Inverter

Charging a Capacitor in Inverter: Charging a Capacitor in Inverter – Inverters are static power converters for converting dc to ac. By controlling the conducting periods of the thyristors it is possible to obtain variable frequency at the output terminals of the inverter. This variable frequency supply can be used to feed an ac motor, […]

Chopper Controlled Resistance

Chopper Controlled Resistance: By interrupting the flow of current through a resistance R in a periodic fashion using a switch, the value of resistance can be effectively varied. The interrup­tion of the current can be accomplished by means of a dc chopper connected across the resistance, working as a switching device. When the chopper is […]