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Power electronics is the application of solid-state electronics to the control and conversion of electric power.

Course Objective

The course discusses Power Devices, Power Rectifiers, Power Inverters and Choppers in detail. This course deals with the techniques of designing high current electronic circuits using devices in the switching mode rather than in the linear mode. The subject starts with coverage of the full spectrum of modern power semiconductor devices, their characteristic-both static and switching, and their drive circuit design. Topologies of power electronic circuits for application in controlled rectification, inversion, dc-dc conversion, and ac-ac conversion, their control techniques will be covered.

Learning Outcome

Power Electronics is the study of switching electronic circuits in order to control the flow of electrical energy. Power Electronics is the technology behind switching power supplies, power converters, power inverters, motor drives, and motor soft starters.An AC/DC converter (rectifier) is the most typical power electronics device found in many consumer electronic devices, e.g. television sets, personal computers, battery chargers, etc. The power range is typically from tens of watts to several hundred watts. As the trend towards electrification and renewable energies increases, enabling technologies such as power electronics are becoming ever more important.Power electronics is an umbrella term that encompasses the systems and products involved in converting and controlling the flow of electrical energy.

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