Department of Electrical Engineering

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Indian Institute of Technology Patna
Experiment No: 3
Study of three phase rectifers
Objectives:
1. Study of three phase half wave uncontrolled rectifier with common cathode configuration
with ! " and motor load.
#. Study of three phase half wave uncontrolled rectifier with common anode configuration
with ! " and motor load.
$. Study of three phase full wave uncontrolled rectifier with ! " and motor load.
%. Study of three phase half wave controlled rectifier with common cathode configuration
with ! " and motor load.
&. Study of three phase full bridge semicontrolled rectifier with common cathode
configuration
Circuit Diagrams:



Fig1: $'phase half wave uncontrolled rectifier
with common cathode configuration
Fig2: $'phase half wave uncontrolled rectifier
with common cathode configuration
Procedures:
1. (se scientech )* +#,# trainer board for the e-periments.
#. .a/e sure that there should not be any connections by patch cord on the board.
$. 0nsure that the three phase low voltage power supply is at off position before doing any
connection.
%. (se three phase low voltage power supply for the e-periments and connect 1 2 phase
of the power supply to the control input on the board and from there use that to provide
supply the circuit.
&. 3o the connection as shown in the circuit diagrams for different configuration and for
different loads ie for ! " and motor load one by one and observe the output voltage and
measure its value using a multimeter.
4. 5lso observe the voltage across diode and thyristor used in the circuit.
+. 6or firing the thyristors in controlled rectifier use the following steps.
+.1. 7onnect the phase ! 1! 2 and )eutral 8)9 on synchroni:ation input at their
indicated position from three phase low voltage power supply.
Fig4: $'phase half wave controlled rectifier
with common cathode configuration.
Fig3: $'phase full wave uncontrolled rectifier
Fig5: $'phase full wave semi'controlled
rectifier with common cathode configuration
+.#. 6irst observe the output of the three phase firing circuits and decide which signal
has to be given which thyristors.
+.$. 7are should be ta/en to give the proper firing signal to a particular thyristor
otherwise it may cause short circuit. 8 hint: connect ;1and<1 of pulse isolation
transformer to ; and < of S719

=. 5lso observe the firing signals given to the thyristors.
>. 6or controlled rectifier vary the firing angle and observe the output voltage across the
loads for different firing angles say 4,?!and >,?
1,. .a/e proper observation table as re@uired for the lab report.
a! "eport:
1. 6or uncontrolled rectifier calculate the ripple factor from the observed value.
#. 7alculate the output voltage for uncontrolled and controlled rectifier and compare with
the observed value.