Combined Solid-state AC/DC switch for laboratory applications

Conference: PCIM Europe 2014 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
05/20/2014 - 05/22/2014 at Nürnberg, Deutschland

Proceedings: PCIM Europe 2014

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kohlmann, M.; Kueper, T.; Staudt, V.; Steimel, A. (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany)

Appropriately designed solid-state AC and DC switches allow for the precise modification of load or feeding conditions in laboratory applications. In this way the reaction of a system or device under test to quickly changing conditions can be measured. This paper presents the concept and realization of such a solid-state AC/DC switch, which offers easy control by fiber-optic triggering. The switch is able to switch on and off AC as well as DC currents and voltages even in inductive circuits. Measurement results verify the functionality of the system.