Why do we prefer TRIAC over SCR

Power electronics

Introduction

The methods of power electronics are becoming increasingly important, especially for the development of new drive concepts (e.g. hybrid drives for motor vehicles), power supplies (switching power supplies), electronic devices (from computers, mobile phones, etc.), lighting technology, solar converters, etc. In this revised and expanded edition of the standard work by Professor Zach, the structure, mode of operation and analysis of the corresponding circuit principles and electrical processes are fundamentally presented using functional sequences, time diagrams and sectional drawings.

The content
Mathematical and electrotechnical basics - Regulation and control circuits - Energy and communications aspects of the influences as well as optimizations - Conventional and newer active and passive components, controls, circuits and applications (e.g. power units with network and load management, extinguishing circuits, especially switched-mode power supplies) - Special methods (e.g. u-zi-Diagrams) for analysis and optimization - Newer methods of electromagnetic compatibility, CE marking, standards

The target groups
Engineers, lecturers, students and researchers in the field of power electronics (components, circuits, regulation and control systems, EMC) in development and teaching

The author
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz Zach: Long-time head of the department for power electronics at the Vienna University of Technology, several years of research at General Electric and the space agency NASA. Research projects funded by Siemens GWW, Fronius, FWF and others. Around 130 publications in specialist journals and at international conferences, as well as the book “Technisches Optimize” published by Springer Verlag.

Keywords

Drive electronics Fundamentals of communications engineering Control engineering Switching power supply Circuits Solar technology Control Control circuits Power supply

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1. Institute for Energy Systems and Electrical Drives - ESEA University of Technology Vienna Austria

About the authors

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz Zach: Long-time head of the department for power electronics at the Vienna University of Technology, several years of research at General Electric and the space agency NASA. Research projects funded by Siemens GWW, Fronius, FWF and others. Around 130 publications in specialist journals and at international conferences, as well as the book “Technisches Optimize” published by Springer Verlag.

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