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.
Z. Sorchini et al., "Digital SCR Control Box for Educational Laboratory," Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics, 2004, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Aug 2004.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIPE.2004.1428158
IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics, 2004
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Control Engineering Education; Digital Control; Electronic Engineering Education; Laboratory Techniques; Power Convertors; Power Engineering Education; Thyristors
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