AC Power Conditioners

AC Power Conditioners

Design and Application

1st Edition - December 28, 1989

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  • Author: James Clark
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159920

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AC Power Conditioners: Design and Applications provides some insight into the various types of power line disturbances, problems that occur daily, and their corresponding solutions. This book is organized into four parts encompassing 14 chapters; each part deals with a different form of power protection. Part I introduces the various types of power-line problems encountered that can be harmful to electronic equipment or the data it contains. Parts II and III are devoted to noise and surge reduction, as well as power line regulation. These parts describe the use of thyristor regulator, constant-voltage transformer, and linear and switching power-line regulators. Part IV focuses on blackout protection, with particular emphasis on the use of switching converter, thermal management, filters, and inverter control circuitry. This book is intended primarily to students and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part I Introduction to Power Problems

    Chapter 1 Introduction


    Part II Noise and Surge Reduction

    Chapter 2 RFI Noise Reduction

    Design Example

    Chapter 3 Surge Reduction

    Spark Gap

    Metal Oxide Varistor

    Silicon Suppressor

    Combination Suppressor Circuits

    Chapter 4 Line Isolation

    Design Example


    Part III Power Line Regulation

    Chapter 5 Thyristor Regulator

    Chapter 6 Constant-Voltage Transformer

    Chapter 7 Tap Changer

    Transformer Design

    Isolation Transformer

    Chapter 8 Power and Control Elements

    Chapter 9 Linear and Switching Power-Line Regulators

    Class A Common-Emitter Power Amplifier

    Class Β Push-Pull Power Amplifier

    Complementary Symmetry

    Displacement Load Power Factor

    Crest Factor Load


    Part IV Blackout Protection

    Chapter 10 Switching Converter

    Bipolar Transistor Switching Characteristics

    Bipolar Power Transistor Considerations

    Bipolar Transistor Drive Circuits

    MOSFET Considerations

    MOSFET Drive Circuits

    Power Converter Circuits

    Chapter 11 Thermal Management

    Cooling by Conduction

    Cooling by Convection

    Chapter 12 Filter Design

    Image Impedance

    Constant-k Lowpass Filter

    m-Derived Lowpass Filter

    Pole-Zero Concept

    Inverter Output Filter Considerations

    Chapter 13 Feedback and Control Circuitry

    Basic Concepts of Feedback

    Inverter Control Circuitry

    Chapter 14 System Configuration



    Bypass Switch



Product details

  • No. of pages: 218
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: December 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159920

About the Author

James Clark

Prof James Clark is a founding director of the world-leading Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York, UK.

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University of York, UK

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