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Chapter 16

Residential and Industrial Applications

• Significant in energy conservation; productivity

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Improving Energy Efficiency of Heat Pumps

• Used in one out of three new homes in the U.S.

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Loss Associated with ON/OFF Cycling

• The system efficiency is improved by ~30


percent

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Inductive Ballast of Fluorescent Lamps

• Inductor is needed to limit current

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Rapid-Start Fluorescent Lamps

• Starting capacitor is needed

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Electronic Ballast for Fluorescent Lamps

• Lamps operated at ~40 kHz

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Induction Cooking

• Pan is heated directly by circulating currents –


increases efficiency

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Industrial Induction Heating

• Needs sinusoidal current at the desired


frequency: two options
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Welding Application

• Three options

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Switch-Mode Welders

• Can be made much lighter weight

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Integral Half-Cycle Controllers

• Used for heating


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