Title

Power loss in split-phase induction motors with SCR voltage controllers

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

6-11-2008

Publication Title

International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, 2008

Publisher

IEEE

First page number:

327

Last page number:

332

Abstract

This paper evaluates the power loss in fractional-horsepower split-phase motors when fed by an SCR-based voltage controller that is utilized to improve motor efficiency. In particular, the additional harmonic power loss due to waveform distortion is quantified in terms of the total power loss in the motor. The analysis shows that harmonic losses are primarily due to the third harmonic component. Laboratory measurements on a 1/3 hp motor indicate that harmonic losses represent as such as a quarter of the total loss under light load conditions.

Keywords

Electric motors; Split-phase; Harmonic analysis; Mechanical efficiency; Voltage regulators

Disciplines

Electrical and Computer Engineering | Electrical and Electronics | Engineering | Power and Energy

Language

English

Comments

Conference: SPEEDAM 2008, Ischia, 11-13 June 2008

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SPEEDHAM.2008.4581169; ISBN: 978-1-4244-1663-9

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