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Traditional AC/AC Converters

AC/AC conversion technology is an important subject in research and industrial applications. In recent decades, the AC/AC conversion technique has been greatly developed. We can sort these developments into two categories. The converters developed in the twentieth century can be called the traditional AC/AC converters; these are introduced in this chapter. The new technologies of AC/AC conversion technology are introduced in Chapter 16 [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6].

15.1  INTRODUCTION

A power electronic AC/AC converter accepts electric power from one system and converts it for delivery to another AC system with different amplitude, frequency, and phase. The systems may be in single phase or three phase depending on their ...

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