AC Voltage Regulators

  • B. W. Williams


AC voltage regulators have a constant voltage ac supply input and incorporate semiconductor switches which vary the rms voltage impressed across the ac load. These regulators fall into the category of naturally commutating converters since their thyristor switches are commutated by the alternating supply. This converter turn-off process is termed line commutation.


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© B. W. Williams 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. W. Williams
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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