Accession Number:

AD0269638

Title:

A POWERFUL AC-DC CONVERTER

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Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1961-08-17

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The difficulties in creating powerful rectifiers are mainly due to the fact that high voltage accumulates in the discharge gaps which undergo preliminary ionization this decreases their electrical and rectifying strength. In the examined converter the air gaps at a pressure of 5-10 abs atm are not ionized, since with air pressure greater than 3 abs atm and voltages less than discharge voltages, there is no corona discharge. The converter consists of a transformer unit which creates a multiphase closed winding, a switching device, and rectifiers. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE