How D.C. to A.C. Inverters Work

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Traditionally generation of electricity has involved rotating machines to produce alternating sinusoidal voltage and current (a.c. systems). With the development of power electronics during the last several decades, semi-conductor devices are now frequently used to convert direct current (d.c.) to a.c. to power conventional......Read More..

By Steven McFadyen on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The ac resistance of conductors

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In a previous article I looked at the dc resistance of conductors and in this article we turn our attention to ac resistance. If you have not read the previous article, now may be a good time to do so. The ac resistance of a conductor is always larger than the dc resistance. The primary reasons for this are 'skin effect......Read More..

By Steven McFadyen on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The dc resistance of conductors

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This is the first of two posts on the resistance of conductors. In the next post I will look at the ac resistance, including skin effect and we deal with this. To get started, this post will look at the simpler case of dc resistance and how it can be calculated. The international standard for conductors is IEC 60287. The......Read More..

By Steven McFadyen on Thursday, January 05, 2012

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