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Electrical & Electronic Design

Power electronics impacts our lives in so many ways - from new power circuits that extend battery life to voltage regulators that help manage and distribute energy more efficiently from the grid to the consumer. This fundamentals course covers several topics that a design engineer needs to understand when it comes to power management design.


Power electronics and rectifier circuits

  • Definition of Power electronics circuit and its application.

  • Different types of switches as uncontrolled switches, semi controlled and fully controlled switches as diodes, thyristors, IGBT, Mosfet

  • Types and application for different switching devices.

  • Definition of rectifer.

  • Different single phase rectifier circuits and their configurations.

  • Half wave and full wave rectifier single phase circuits in case of uncontrolled and in case of half and full controlled bridges.

  • Firing circuit UJT how it works and isolation using pulse transformer and optocoupler.

  • How to increase the overall voltage and current using series and parallel diodes.


AC choppers

  • AC chopper circuits with R load.

  • AC chopper circuits with L load, R-L parallel and series load.

  • AC chopper with capacitive load.

  • Integral cycle control of AC chopper with example.

  • AC chopper in transformer tap changing.

  • AC chopper loaded by an AC motor with back e.m.f.

  • Applications and disadvantages of AC choppers.


DC choppers

  • Definition of DC choppers and applications of DC choppers.

  • Generation of duty cycle.

  • Types of circuits used to step up or step down the DC voltage.

  • Analyze of step down DC chopper with R and R-L-E load,

  • Analyze of step up DC chopper with R,RL and RE loads.

  • Analyze of buck regulator, boost regulator and buck-boost regulator circuits.

  • Equations to get the minimum values of inductance and capacitance required for those circuits.



  • Definition of inverter.

  • Importance and applications of inverters.

  • Single phase half bridge R-load.

  • Single phase half bridge RL-load.

  • Performance parameters of an inverter.

  • Single phase bridge inverter R-load.

  • Single phase bridge inverter RL-load.

  • Three phase inverters and obtaining the line voltages and phase voltages.

  • Single pulse width modulation.

  • Multiple pulse width modulation.

  • Sinusoidal pulse width modulation


Panel design & power distribution

  • type of electrical panel.

  • components.

  • Standar IP: degree of protection.

  • PLC.

  • HMI.

  • Inverter.

  • Electrical motor.

  • 1 phase and 3 phase circuit.

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