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BANK OF QUESTIONS FIFTH SEMESTER

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING


Oxford University
POWER ELECTRONICS
1. Define softness factor and give its expression.
2. Give the difference between MOSFET and BJT based on switching frequency
and losses.
3. How SCR can be brought from forward blocking mode to forward conduction
mode?
4. Briefly discuss the switching characteristics of IGBT with the necessary
diagram.
5. Discuss the gate turn off characteristics of GTO with a neat diagram.
6. Write short notes on forward blocking mode and forward conduction mode of a
SCR with a neat characteristic curve.
7. Illustrate the switching characteristics of thyristor with the necessary
waveforms.
8. Explain the construction and operation of N-channel E-MOSFET and DMOSFET with a neat diagram.
9. What is power factor?
10. Define harmonics.
11. Briefly discuss the RC firing circuit with a neat diagram.
12. Write short notes on the effect of freewheeling diode in an ac/dc converter with
a neat diagram.
13. Consider a resistive load is connected to a 3 half wave controlled converter
with a peak magnitude of 415V. If it is triggered with a firing angle of 30.
Compute the average output voltage.
14. Derive the expression for average output voltage of a 1 half wave controlled
rectifier with RL load.
15. Obtain the average load voltage expression for single phase full wave
converter circuit with the effect of source inductance. Also give its operation
with a neat diagram and waveforms.
16. Derive the average load voltage and RMS load voltage expressions for single
phase half wave controlled rectifier with resistive load. Also explain its
operation with the necessary diagram and waveforms.
17. With the necessary expressions, obtain the average load voltage and RMS load
voltage for three phase half-wave controlled rectifier with resistive load for the
firing angle of 030. Also explain its operation with a neat diagram and
waveform.
18. Discuss in detail about the construction and working of single phase full wave
converter with midpoint configuration with a neat diagram. Also obtain the
expression for average load voltage and RMS load voltage.
19. What is meant by load commutated chopper?
20. What is the advantage of type E chopper?
21. Give the expression for duty cycle.
22. Distinguish between continuous and discontinuous current operation. Mention
any two points.

23. Write short notes on time ratio and current limit control strategy of a dc
chopper.
24. Briefly discuss the operation of a step up chopper with a neat diagram.
25. A chopper is supplying an inductive load with a freewheeling diode. The load
inductance is 5H and resistance is 10. The input to the chopper is 200V and
the chopper frequency is 100Hz. The ON and OFF time ratio is 2:3. Calculate
(a)Average load current and (b) Average output voltage
26. A DC chopper has a resistive load of 20 and input voltage of 220V. When the
chopper is on, its voltage drop is 1.5V and chopping frequency is 10 kHZ. If
duty cycle is 80% determine the average output voltage and rms output
voltage.
27. A step up chopper has input voltage of 220V and output voltage of 660V. If the
non conducting time of thyristor chopper is 100S. Compute the pulse width of
output voltage. Incase pulse width is halved for constant frequency operation,
find new output voltage.
28. Explain the operation of a two quadrant type B chopper with a neat diagram
and waveforms. Also obtain the expression for maximum and minimum load
current.
29. Demonstrate the design consideration for commutating capacitor of a voltage
commutated chopper. Also explain its operation with a neat diagram and
waveforms.
30. Write the expression for modulation index?
31. Give any two differences between 120 and 180 degree mode of conduction in
inverter.
32. Give any two applications of inverter.
33. Express the rms output voltage equation of single phase half bridge inverter.
34. Write short notes on sine PWM inverter with the necessary expressions.
35. With the necessary expressions and diagram, discuss the series inverter control
of AC output voltage.
36. Derive the relation between pulse width and rms output voltage with the
necessary expressions of the series inverter
37. Write short notes on the operation of single phase capacitor commutated CSI
with resistive load with a neat diagram.
38. Demonstrate the construction and working principle of 3 bridge inverter for
180 conduction mode with a neat diagram, waveforms and expressions.
39. A three phase inverter is supplied from a 600V source. For a star connected
resistive load of 15/phase, find the RMS load current, the load power and the
thyristor ratings for 120 conduction mode, 180 conduction mode, Derive the
expression for steady state voltage across the capacitor of a basic series
inverter. Also explain its operation with a neat diagram and waveform.
40. Single phase full bridge inverter has a resistive load of R=3 and the dc input
voltage of 50 V. compute (a)rms output voltage at fundamental component
(b)the output power (c)the average thyristor current and (d)the peak thyristor
current
41. Give any two applications of cycloconverter.
42. Write any two applications of AC voltage controller.

43. What are the advantages of multistage sequence control of AC regulator over
two stage sequence control?
44. Write short notes on two stage sequence control of AC voltage regulator with
the necessary diagram and waveform.
45. Obtain the expression for RMS output voltage of half-wave AC voltage
regulator. Also give its operation.
46. Write short notes on 3 to 3 cycloconverter with a schematic diagram.
47. A three pulse cycloconverter feeds a single phase load of 190 V, 45 A at a
power factor of 0.7 lagging. Determine the required supply voltage, thyristor
rating.
48. Illustrate the construction and working principle of single phase step down
cycloconverter with a neat diagram and waveforms.
49. Derive the expression for load current and RMS output voltage of single phase
ac voltage regulator with RL load. Also explain its operation with the
necessary diagram and waveforms.
50. A single phase half-wave AC voltage controller feeds power to a resistive load
of 6 from 230V, 50 Hz source. The firing angle of SCR is /2. Compute
(a)The RMS value of output voltage (b)The input power factor (c)The average
input current.
51. Illustrate the construction and operation of three phase to single phase half
wave frequency converter with the necessary diagram and waveforms.