Voltage Tolerance Boundary

Published by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), January 1999. The only national standard for utilization voltage regulation is ANSI C84.1. Its title is American National Standard for Electric Power Systems and Equipment – Voltage Ratings (60 Hertz). The first version in 1954 was a combination of two standards, one from the Edison Electric InstituteContinue reading “Voltage Tolerance Boundary”

Voltage Transients Causing Diode Failures

A plastic extrusion manufacturer in the mid-West had a 480V delta feeding a plastic extrusion machine. The ASD-driven synchronous motor in the extruder had a half-wave bridge rectifier circuit to provide excitation voltage to the pole coils. Diodes on the half-wave bridge exciter circuit were blowing out, and the filters to the SCRs were beingContinue reading “Voltage Transients Causing Diode Failures”