Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

ECET 4540 Introduction to Power Electronics

Prerequisites: ECET 2310, ECET 3500


An introduction to the devices, circuits and systems utilized in power electronics. An overview of power semiconductors: switches diodes, thyristors, gate turn-off thyristors, insulated gate transistors, MOS-controlled thyristors and other controllable switches. General power electronic circuits such as uncontrolled and phase controlled dc converters, dc -to-dc switch mode converters, switch mode dc-to-ac inverters and their application in motor drive, speed control and power supplies are included.

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