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Load diverter system for stand alone micro hydro generators

Giridharan, S and Ramanarayanan, V (1996) Load diverter system for stand alone micro hydro generators. In: IEEMA Journal, 16 (4). pp. 31-33.

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In developing countries, the demand for electricity in rural communities is increasing day-by-day. Stand alone micro hydro generator installations provide an inexpensive and reliable solution to the demand for electrical energy, in rural and remote sites. Such installations in order to be useful, must incorporate an appropriate voltage control facility. This article describes a few approaches, through electronic means, to control the generator terminal voltage, namely, using mechanical relays for switching, synchronised thyristor switching, and high frequency chopping of the generator output to vary the effective ballast load (0 refs.)

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEMA Journal
Publisher: IEEMA
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to IEEMA.
Keywords: choppers (circuits);hydroelectric generators;load (electric); machine control;relays;switching;synchronisation; thyristor applications;voltage control
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2012 09:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/10746

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