Low Cost Transient Free Thyristor Switching Capacitor for Power Factor Correction Panels
Mahmoud Gaballah1, Mohammed El-Bardini2
1Mohammad El Bardini, Department of Industrial Electronics & Control Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Minufiya University, Egypt.
2Mahmoud Mohammad Gaballah, Department of Industrial Electronics & Control Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Minufiya University, Egypt.
Manuscript received on 13 February 2014 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 February 2014 | Manuscript Published on 28 February 2014 | PP: 103-106 | Volume-3 Issue-9, February 2014 | Retrieval Number: I1494023914/14©BEIESP
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Abstract: The paper discusses the operating principles and control characteristics of a thyristor switching capacitor (TSC) that used to improve the transient response of capacitor switching. Since the capacitor draws too much current from the main supply at the instant of turn-on. In this paper, the TSC is implemented in such a way that need a minimum number of thyristors with low cost logical control circuit which introduces an economical way to replace the contactor based power factor correction panels. The proposed TSC operations verified through experimental results.
Keywords: Capacitor Banks, Power Factor, Thyristor Switching Capacitor.
Scope of the Article: Low-power design