Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/15783
Title: Microcontroller based multi-mode operation of a three-phase induction generator with the Smith connection
Authors: Chan, TF
Lai, LL
Keywords: Asynchronous generators
Capacitance
Machine control
Microcontrollers
Rotors
Stators
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: IEEE
Source: IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, 2003 : IEMDC'03, 1-4 June 2003, v. 3, p. 1623-1628 How to cite?
Abstract: The Smith connection is a special winding connection that enables a three-phase motor or generator to operate with high efficiency on a single-phase supply system. This paper describes the multi-mode operation of a single-phase induction generator with the Smith connection. This operation involves the selection of appropriate phase-balancing capacitances that give minimum voltage and current imbalance in the generator as the rotor speed changes. A simple switching strategy is adopted by using one of the stator phase voltages as the control signal that determines the mode selection. A prototype multi-mode system (namely L-mode, M-mode and H-mode) is implemented by using a microcontroller as a voltage comparator and mode selector. Experiments performed on a small induction machine confirm the feasibility of the proposed controller. The features of the proposed controller are simplicity in circuit design, low cost, and no need for a speed sensor.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/15783
ISBN: 0-7803-7817-2
DOI: 10.1109/IEMDC.2003.1210668
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