Power Electronics Design Handbook

Power Electronics Design Handbook

Low-Power Components and Applications

1st Edition - August 5, 1998

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  • Author: Nihal Kularatna
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080514239

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Power Electronics Design Handbook covers the basics of power electronics theory and components while emphasizing modern low-power components and applications. Coverage includes power semiconductors, converters, power supplies, batteries, protection systems, and power ICs. One of the unique features of the Power Electronics Design Handbook is the integration of component and system theory with practical applications, particularly energy-saving low-power applications. Many chapters also include a section that looks forward to future developments in that area. References for further information or more in-depth technical reading are also included. Nihal Kularatna is a principal research engineer with the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in Sri Lanka. He is also the author of Modern Electronic Test and Measuring Instruments, published by the Institute of Electrical Engineers.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes low- and medium-power components
  • Offers a unique mix of theory and practical application
  • Provides a useful guide to further reading


Design engineers and technicians, electrical engineers

Table of Contents

  • Power Semiconductors
    DC to DC Converters
    Off-the-Line Switchmode Power Supplies
    Rechargeable Batteries and Their Management
    Protection Systems for Low-Voltage, Low-Power Systems
    Uninterruptable Power Supplies
    Energy-Saving Lamps and Electronic Ballasts
    Power Factor Correction and Harmonic Control
    Power Integrated Circuits, Power Hybrids, and Intelligent Power Modules

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1998
  • Published: August 5, 1998
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080514239

About the Author

Nihal Kularatna

Nihal Kularatna is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He won the New Zealand Innovator of the Year Award (2013). His electronic engineering career spans 45 years and he is currently active in research in supercapacitor applications, power converter topologies, and power conditioning. He has contributed to over 160 papers and authored nine books. Multiple patents were granted for his supercapacitor assisted (SCA) circuit topologies. Before migrating to New Zealand in 2002, he was the CEO of the Arthur C Clarke Institute in Sri Lanka.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Electronic Engineering, The University of Waikato, New Zealand

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