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ELEC 3508 [0.5 credit] Power Electronics

Power transformers. DC and AC motors. Power semiconductor devices: Thyristors, Triacs, MCTs, IGBTs). Converter circuits: controlled AC to DC rectifiers, choppers, DC to AC inverters, AC voltage controllers, cycloconverters. Protection of conversion circuits. Applications to high-efficiency control of electric machines and electromechanical energy conversion devices.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): ELEC 2501 and ELEC 2507.
Lectures three hours per week, laboratories/problem analysis three hours per week.