industrial electronics course power electronics by 9w2902f3


          ECE 105 Industrial

                               Engr. Jeffrey T. Dellosa
   College of Engineering and Information Technology
                              Caraga State University
                               Ampayon, Butuan City

Power Electronics
   Introduction

    Power electronics is the technology of converting electric
    power from one form to another using power
    semiconductor devices based circuitry.

    It incorporates concepts from analog circuits, electronic
    devices, control systems, power systems, magnetics, and
    electric machines.

  The converter enables either the following:
             DC-DC: conversion
             AC-DC: rectification
             DC-AC: inversion
             AC-AC: cycloconversion

Power Electronics
 In the power converter, the power semiconductor devices
 function as switches, which operate statically, that is,
 without moving contacts.

 The time durations, as well as the turn ON and turn OFF
 operations of these switches are controlled in such a way
 that an electrical power source at the input terminals of
 the converter appears in a different form at its output

Power Electronics
Power Electronics
 Here power converter high conversion efficiency  is

 High efficiency leads to low power loss within converter.
 Efficiency is a good measure of converter performance.

 Hence, a goal of current converter technology is to
 construct converters of small size and weight, which
 process substantial power at high efficiency.

Power Electronics
 Components used in power electronics circuitry are:

 Rapid development of power semiconductor devices led to
 significant improvement in,
   ◦ Speed
   ◦ Power capability
   ◦ Efficiency

  Hence increase the range of applications
  ◦ DC Servo control
  ◦ AC motor control
  ◦ Sophisticated power supplies (switching-mode,
  ◦ High power DC transmission

Power Electronics
Power Electronics
 Often power loss in power semiconductor device (when
 viewed as an ideal switch) is based on the following:

 Thus an ideal power semiconductor device is characterized by
 zero resistance during ON-state, infinite resistance during OFF-
 state, zero transient time from ON to OFF and vice-versa.

 Practical power semiconductor device has limited voltage and
 current handling capability, an ON-resistance greater than zero and
 finite switching times.

Power Electronics
   Power Electronics Devices

     ◦ Power Bipolar Transistors (BJTs)
     ◦ Power Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect
       Transistors (MOSFETs)
     ◦ Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs)
     ◦ Thyristors
     ◦ Gate Turn-Off Thyristors (GTOs)
     ◦ Power Diodes

Power Electronics
Power Electronics
Alternatively power semiconductor devices can be classified into 3
groups according to their degree of controllability.

 Power Diodes - ON and OFF states controlled by the power cct.
Thyristors - Latched ON by a control signal but must be turned
OFF by the power cct.
 Controllable Switches - Turned ON and OFF by control signals.

The controllable switches include
i)     BJTs
ii)    MOSFETs
iii)   Gate Turn-OFF Thyristors (GTOs)
iv)    Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs)

Power Electronics
Power Electronics
   Power Diodes

                   The circuit symbol for the diode and its steady
                   state v-i characteristics are as shown.

Power Electronics
   Power Diodes

Power Electronics
   Thyristors
    The circuit symbol for the thyristor and its steady state v-i characteristics
    are as shown.

Power Electronics
   Thyristors
    In its OFF state, the thyristor can block a forward polarity voltage
    and not conduct, as is shown by the off-state portion of the i-v

The thyristor can be triggered into the ON state by applying a pulse of
positive gate current for a short duration provided that the device is in
its forward-blocking state.

The resulting i-v relationship is shown by the ON state portion of the
characteristics shown. The forward voltage drop in the ON state is only a
few volts (typically 1-3V depending on the device blocking voltage rating).

Power Electronics
   Power BJTs
    The circuit symbol for the BJTs and its steady state v-i
    characteristics are as shown.

Power Electronics
   Power BJTs
    As shown in the i-v characteristics, a sufficiently large base current
    results in the device being fully ON. This requires that the control
    circuit to provide a base current that is sufficiently large so that
                          IB  C

    where hFE is the dc current gain of the device
    BJTs are current-controlled devices, and base current must be
    supplied continuously to keep them in the ON state: The dc
    current gain hFE is usually only 5-10 in high-power transistors.

    BJTs are available in voltage ratings up to 1400V and current
    ratings of a few hundred amperes.

Power Electronics
   Power BJTs

    BJT has been replaced by MOSFET in low-voltage (<500V)

    BJT is being replaced by IGBT in applications at voltages above

Power Electronics
   Power MOSFETs
    The circuit symbol for the MOSFETs and its steady state v-i
    characteristics are as shown.


                  VGD                 VDS
                  VGS        -     Source(S)

Power Electronics
   Power MOSFETs

    Power MOSFET is a voltage controlled device.
    MOSFET requires the continuous application of a gate-source voltage
    of appropriate magnitude in order to be in the ON state.

    The switching times are very short, being in the range of a few tens of
    nanoseconds to a few hundred nanoseconds depending on the device

Power Electronics
   Power MOSFETs

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   IGBTs
    The circuit symbol for the IGBTs and its steady state v-i characteristics
    are as shown.

Power Electronics
   IGBTs
    The IGBT has some of the advantages of the MOSFET, & the BJT

    Similar to the MOSFET, the IGBT has a high impedance Gate,
    which requires only a small amount of energy to switch the device.

    Like the BJT, the IGBT has a small ON-state voltage even in
    devices with large blocking voltage ratings (for example, VON is 2-3V
    in a 1000-V device)..

Power Electronics
   IGBTs

Power Electronics
   Several Applications of Power Electronics
                     A laptop computer power supply system .

Power Electronics
   Several Applications of Power Electronics
                   An electric vehicle power and drive system.

Power Electronics
   Transient Protection of Power Devices
    Snubber circuit limits        dv   di
                                  dt   dt
    as well as voltage and peak current in a switching device to safe
    specified limits!

    Switching device’s

    rating is significant during the switching device (e.g. thyristor) turn-
    OFF process. Voltage can increase very rapidly to high levels. If the
    rate rise is excessive, it may cause damage to the device.

Power Electronics
   Transient Protection of Power Devices

Power Electronics
   Transient Protection of Power Devices

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   Transient Protection of Power Devices

Power Electronics
   Transient Protection of Power Devices

Power Electronics
   Transient Protection of Power Devices

Power Electronics
   Transient Protection of Power Devices

Power Electronics
   Power and Harmonics in Non-sinusoidal

    Non-sinusoidal waveforms are waveforms that are not sine waves.

    Non-sinusoidal waveforms can be described as being made of
    harmonics (multiple sine waves of different frequencies).
    Thus for a waveform whose fundamental frequency is , than second
    harmonic has a frequency 2 and so on.
    Waveforms occurring at frequencies of 2, 4, 6, … are called even
    Those occurring at frequencies of 3, 5, 7, ... are called odd

Power Electronics
   Power and Harmonics in Non-sinusoidal
    Thus for the circuit shown (a non-sinusoidal system), expressing the
    circuit’s voltage and current as Fourier series:

Power Electronics
   Power and Harmonics in Non-sinusoidal


Power Electronics
   Power and Harmonics in Non-sinusoidal

    Expression for average power becomes

    So power is transmitted to the load only when the Fourier series of v(t)
    and i(t) contain terms at the same frequency.
    Eg. if the voltage & current both contain 3rd harmonic, then they lead to
    the average power

Power Electronics
   Power and Harmonics in Non-sinusoidal
    With the rms voltage defined as

     Inserting Fourier series into the above, an expression of rms voltage
     for non-sinusoidal voltage waveform

    Notice harmonics always increase rms value & increased in rms values  increased
 Power Electronics
   Power and Harmonics in Non-sinusoidal
  For efficient transmission of energy from a
  source to a load, it is desired to maximize
  average power, while minimizing rms current
  and voltage (and hence minimizing losses).

  Power factor is a figure of merit that measures
  how efficiently energy is transmitted. It is
  defined as

Notice harmonics always increase rms value & increased in rms values  increased losses!
Power Electronics
   Basic Magnetics
    Inductance (measured in Henry) is an effect which results from the
    magnetic field that forms around a current carrying conductor.
    Inductance can be increased, by looping the conductor into a coil which creates a
    larger magnetic field.

    An inductor is usually constructed as a coil of copper wire, wrapped
    around a core either of air or of ferrous material.
    Core materials with a higher permeability than air confine the magnetic field closely to
    the inductor, thereby increasing the inductance.
    Inductors come in many shapes. Most are constructed as enamel coated wire wrapped
    around a ferrite bobbin with wire exposed on the outside, while some enclose the wire
    completely in ferrite and are called "shielded".
    Some inductors have an adjustable core, which enables changing of the inductance.
    Small inductors can be etched directly onto a printed circuit board by laying out the
    trace in a spiral pattern.
Power Electronics
   Basic Magnetics
Current flowing through an inductor creates a magnetic field which
has an associated electromotive force (emf).
This inductor’s emf opposes the change in applied voltage.
The resulting current in ,the inductor resists the change but does rise!
• An inductor resists changes in current.
• An ideal inductor would offer no resistance to direct current; however, all real-world
inductors have non-zero electrical resistance.

In general, the relationship between v(t) across an inductor with
inductance L and i(t) passing through it is described by the
differential equation:

The inductor is used as the energy storage device in power electronics circuitries.
Power Electronics
   Basic Magnetics

-- widely used in low-power electronic ccts for voltage step-up or step-
down, & for isolating DC from two ccts while maintaining ac continuity.

-- consists of 2 windings linked by a mutual magnetic field. When one
winding, the primary has an ac voltage applied to it, a varying flux is
developed; the amplitude of the flux is dependent on the applied voltage
and number of turns in the winding.

Mutual flux linked to the secondary winding induces a voltage whose
amplitude depends on the number of turns in the secondary winding.

Power Electronics
   Basic Magnetics
    Mutual magnetic flux coupling is accomplished simply with an air core
    but considerably more effective flux linkage is obtained with the use of
    a core of iron or ferromagnetic material with higher permeability than
    The relationship between voltage, current, & impedance between the
    primary & secondary windings of the transformer may be calculated
    using the following relationships.

Power Electronics
   Basic Magnetics
The basic phase relationship between the signals at the transformer
input & output ports may be in-phase, or out-of-phase. Conventionally,
the ports that are in-phase 1, and 3, are marked by dot notation as

Power Electronics
   Basic Magnetics


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