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Induction machine at unity power factor with rotating power electronic converter

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4 Author(s)
Malik, N. ; Lab. of Electr. Energy Conversion (E2C), R. Inst. of Technol. (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden ; Sadarangani, C. ; Cosic, A. ; Lindmark, M.

A new configuration for the self-excitation of the induction machine invented by Magnus Lindmark is presented. The power electronic converter using solid state switches is connected to the rotor while the stator is directly connected to the grid. Using appropriate control, the reactive power consumed by the motor can be generated in the rotor resulting in unity power factor operation. The rotor connected power electronic converter is also used for constant speed operation of the induction machine at variable torque.

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Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM), 2012 International Symposium on

Date of Conference:

20-22 June 2012