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Power Electronics in Motor Drives

This book is aimed at people who want to understand how AC inverter drives work and how they are used in industry. Power Electronics in Motor Drives is much more about the practical design and application of drives than about the mathematical principles behind them. The key principles of power electronics are described and presented in a simple way, as are the basics of both DC and AC motors. The detailed electronics of DC and AC drives are explained, together with the theoretical background and the practical design issues such as cooling and protection. An important part of the book gives details of the features and functions often found in AC drives, and gives practical advice on how and where to use these. A wide range of drive applications are described from fresh water pumping to baggage handling systems. The practical problems of using AC drives in industry are presented, and together with the application and function descriptions, should prove useful and informative.