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APPLICATIONS OF POWER ELECTRONICS

Chapter 3. Applications of Power Electronics

3.1. SINGLE-PULSE CONVERTER FOR RESISTIVE LOAD

As shown in Fig. 3.1, a single-pulse converter for resistive load circuit consists of DC power
supply, voltage reference generator, two pulse control unit, SCR and transformer. Here, Gate
is connected to pulse control unit while Cathode is connected to resistive load.

Fig. 3-1. Single-pulse converter for resistive load

The SCR is turned on when the anode voltage is positive and conducts immediately after the
gate pulse. The section of positive-half of the supply voltage is transmitted to the load. For
firing-angle Α=90o, the osillogram is shown in Fig 3-2.
Fig. 3-2. Osillogram at firing angle A=90o.

The negative half-wave of supply voltage is present at the diode as a reverse voltage as soon
as the SCR blocks. The direct current is in phase with the voltage and the conduction angle
depends on the firing angle as shown in Fig. 3-3.

Fig. 3-3. Osillogram of Uv and Id at firing angle A=90o.