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# Practice Problems: Test 1

## ECEN 438/738: Power Electronics

Fall 2016

Problem 1
The voltage v across a load and the current i into the positive-polarity terminal are as follows
(where 1 and 3 are not equal):

## v(t ) = Vd + 2V1 cos(1t ) + 2V1 sin(1t ) + 2V3 cos(3t )

i(t ) = I d + 2 I1 cos(1t ) + 2 I 3 cos(3t 3 )
Calculate: (a) The average power P supplied to the load (b) The rms of v(t) and i(t) (c) The
power factor at which the load is operating.

Problem 2
In a single-phase diode rectifier bridge, Is= 10 A (rms), Is1=8 A (rms), and DPF=0.9. Calculate
Idistortion and %THD.

Problem 3
In the following single-phase diode rectifier circuit with zero Ls and a constant dc current
Id=10A, calculate the average power supplied to the load:
a) If vs is a sinusoidal voltage with Vs=120 V at 60 Hz
b) If vs has the pulse waveform shown below

Problem 4
Consider the following single-phase, half-controlled converter, where vs is sinusoidal.
a) Draw vs, is, and vd waveforms and identify the devices conducting for various intervals
for the following values of : 45o, 90o, and 35o.
b) Calculate DPF, PF, and %THD for Vd=1/2 Vdo, where Vdo is the dc output at =0.
c) Repeat part (b) for a full-bridge converter
d) Compare results in parts (b) and (c)

Problem 5
The following full-wave rectifier has a 60-Hz ac source with Vm = 100 V. It is to supply a load
that requires a dc voltage of 100 V and will draw 0.5 A. Determine the filter capacitance required
to limit the peak-to-peak output voltage ripple to 1 percent of the dc output. Determine the peak
and average diode currents.

Problem 6
In Example 3-9 (textbook), the half-wave rectifier of Fig. 3-11a has a 120 V rms source at 60
Hz, R = 500 . The capacitance required for a 1 percent ripple in output voltage was determined
to be 3333 F. Determine the capacitance required for a 1 percent ripple if a full-wave rectifier is
used instead. Determine the peak diode currents for each circuit. Discuss the advantages and