Introduction to Power Electronics



Chapter 1 

 

 Introduction to Power Electronics :

To achieve the controllability over electric power, Power Electronics has been developed. It deals with the electric power supply based on the working principle of electronics devices. It enhances our search for the suitable semiconductor devices and also explores resources for manufacturing power semiconductor devices. This subject reveals the site for finding published articles of power electronics and its applications.

 1.2 Applications of Power Electronics

 

  • Advertising
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Aircraft Power Supplies
  • Alarms
  • Appliances
  • Audio Amplifiers
  • Battery Charger
  • Blenders
  • Blowers
  • Boilers
  • Burglar Alarms
  • Cement Kiln
  • Cloth Dryers
  • Computers
  • Conveyors
  • Cranes and Hoists
  • Dimmers
  • Displays
  • Electric Blankets
  • Electric Door Openers
  • Electric Dryers
  • Electric Fans
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Electromagnets
  • Electromechanical Electroplating
  • Electronic Ignition
  • Electrostatic Precipitators
  • Elevators
  • Fans
  • Flashers
  • Food Mixers
  • Food Warmer Trays
  • Forklift Trucks
  • Furnaces
  • Games
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Gas Turbine Starting
  • Generator Exciters
  • Grinders
  • Hand Power Tools
  • Heat Controls
  • High-Frequency Lighting
  • High-Voltage DC
  • Induction Heating
  • Laser Power Supplies
  • Latching Relays
  • Light Dimmers
  • Light Flashers
  • Linear Induction Motor Controls
  • Locomotives
  • Machine Tools
  • Magnetic Recordings
  • Magnets
  • Mass Transits
  • Mercury-Arc Lamp Ballasts
  • Mining
  • Model Trains
  • Motor Controls
  • Motor Drives
  • Movie Projectors
  • Nuclear Reactor Control Rod
  • Oil Well Drilling
  • Oven Controls
  • Paper Mills
  • Particle Accelerators
  • People Move
  • Phonographs
  • Photocopies
  • Photographic Supplies
  • Power Supplies
  • Printing Press
  • Pump and Compressors
  • Radar/Sonar Power Supplies
  • Range Surface Unit
  • Refrigerators
  • Regulators
  • RF Amplifiers
  • Security Systems
  • Servo Systems
  • Sewing Machines
  • Solar Power Supplies
  • Solid-State Contactors
  • Solid-State Relays
  • Space Power Supplies
  • Static Circuit Breakers
  • Static Relays
  • Steel Mills
  • Synchronous Machine Starting
  • Synthetic Fibers
  • Television Circuits
  • Temperature Controls
  • Timers
  • Toys
  • Traffic Signal Controls
  • Trains
  • TV Deflections
  • Ultrasonic Generators
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Volt-Ampere Reactive Compensation
  • Vending Machines
  • Very Low Frequency Transmitters
  • Voltage Regulators
  • Washing Machines
  • Welding

Power Electronics have already been placed in modern technology for a great variety of high-power products, including heat controls, light controls, motor controls, power supplies, vehicle propulsion systems, and high-voltage DC systems. It is difficult to draw the flexible ac transmissions boundaries for the applications of power electronics, especially with the present trends in the development of power devices and microprocessors.