Power Electronics

Introduction to Power Electronics

combines three things which has been given as follows:
  1. Control: It deals with the steady state and dynamic characteristics of closed loop system.
  2. Power: It deals with the static and rotating power equipment for the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power.
  3. Electronics: It deals with the solid state devices and circuits for signal processing to meet the desired control objectives.

Hence power electronics may be defined as:

The applications of solid-state electronics for the control and conversion of electric power.

Modern power electronics equipment uses:

  1. Power Semiconductors: It can be regarded as the muscle.
  2. Microelectronics: It has the power and intelligence of a brain.

Application of Power Electronics:

  1. Heat controls.
  2. Light controls.
  3. Motor controls.
  4. Power supplies.
  5. Vehicle propulsion systems.
  6. HVDC systems.
By:
Paramjeet Singh Jamwal
B.Tech (EEE), College Of Engineering Roorkee (COER)
M.Tech (ICE) Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET)

Reference:

M., H., Rashid; “Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices and Applications,” Prentice Hall India, Second Edition, 2006.

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