This Unit has been designed to develop candidates’ knowledge, understanding and skills in the characteristics and applications of a range of power electronic devices. Candidates will also study how these devices are electrically protected and cooled and will also consider a range of single phase a.c. to d.c. converter and d.c. to d.c. chopper circuits.
On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:
Analyse characteristics and applications of power electronic devices; Outline arrangements for protection/dissipation of heat from power electronic devices; Analyse operation and applications of single phase converters; Analyse operation and applications of dc to dc choppers.
Candidates should have a general knowledge and understanding of electronics and electrical machines. This may be evidence by possession of the following HN Units: DN46 33 Analogue Electronics: An Introduction and DN4J 34 Electrical Machine Principles.
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