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Power-factor compensation of thyristor-controlled single-phase load

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2 Author(s)
Shepherd, W. ; University of Bradford, Postgraduate School of Studies in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Bradford, UK ; Zakikhani, P.

It is found that an effective way to obtain a, good power factor with a thyristor-controlled load is to use a parallel-connected uncontrolled resistive load of similar rating. The use of parallel-connected capacitance alone gives no significant degree of power-factor improvement, even when the capacitance is adjusted to the optimum value for each step of thyristor firing angle.

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Electrical Engineers, Proceedings of the Institution of  (Volume:120 ,  Issue: 2 )