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Review of Solutions Used in High-Speed Induction Motor Drives Operating in Household Appliances

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The paper presents a high-speed induction motor drive as an alternative for household appliances. A short comparison was made between standard and high-speed motors. The solutions that use three-phase induction motors were taken into consideration with different types of rotors: solid or squirrel-cage. The assumed power of drive was up to 1 kW. As the power source, a single-phase voltage source has been adopted, which was indirectly converted to a three-phase output voltages with the fundamental frequency up to 667 Hz.

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Stator Winding Inter-Turn Short-Circuit Modelling of a Squirrel-Cage Induction Motor

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A mathematical model of a squirrel-cage induction motor with inter-turn short-circuits in stator phases is presented in this paper. In the proposed mathematical model an extent and angular localization of short-circuit faults are determined using a simple form of short-circuit coefficient matrices. The model does not require any additional motor parameters than those that are required for conventional model of healthy induction motor. Comparative results obtained through computer simulations and from a laboratory test-stand with 2.2 kW induction motor are contained in the article. The results obtained validate the proposed extended mathematical model of a squirrel-cage induction motor with inter-turn short-circuit of stator windings.

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Synchrogenverter – Parallel Connection of Synchronous Generator and Power Converter with Energy Storage

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The paper describes a novel power generation topology wherein synchronous generator has a parallel connected power electronic converter. In this arrangement, the synchronous generator is only the source of active power and the power electronic converter is the source of reactive power. Such power distribution generated by the synchronous generator makes it possible to increase active power of by 25%, and operate with unity power factor. The power converter with energy storage system embedded can deliver additional active power in transient state to improve generator stability.

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