What is a Power Converter?

What is a Power Converter? Solid-state power converter are employed for obtaining the appro­priate form of electrical energy such as direct current or adjustable-frequency alternating current (required to operate most…

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Step Up Converter

Step Up Converter or Boost Converter: A Step Up Converter, or boost converter, produces a dc output voltage higher than its supply voltage. In the circuit shown in Fig. 17­-34(a),…

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Step Down Converter

Step Down Converter: A step-down switching regulator, or Step Down Converter (also termed a buck converter), produces a dc output voltage lower than its input voltage. The basic circuit arrangement…

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Use of Efficient Semiconductor Converters

Use of Efficient Semiconductor Converters: Prior to development of Use of Efficient Semiconductor Converters, inefficient power modulators were employed in several applications. While replacement of these power modulators by the…

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Semiconductor Converter Controlled Drives

Semiconductor Converter Controlled Drives: These are now widely used both in ac and dc tractions involving dc and ac motors, and the conventional drives have all become outdated, and will…

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