Abstract

A "blue box" has been designed to introduce the silicone controlled rectifier (SCR) to power electronics students. SCRs are useful in many real-world applications, and are conceptually important in a student's understanding of power converters. The box is highly flexible in application, and its internal design is simple enough to explain to students. Experiments are shown, both of the type commonly used in the laboratory and of the type used for demonstrations. The box has also been designed to be suitable for research purposes and line voltage applications.

Meeting Name

IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics, 2004

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Control Engineering Education; Digital Control; Electronic Engineering Education; Laboratory Techniques; Power Convertors; Power Engineering Education

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Thyristors

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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