Renovating the excitation circuit of a conventional welding converter

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Yıldırmaz G., Sarul M. H., Gulgun R., Obdan H.

SADHANA-ACADEMY PROCEEDINGS IN ENGINEERING SCIENCES, vol.31, pp.47-59, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This paper presents two different new excitation Current Supplies based on power electronics for an existing conventional welding converter. The proposed circuits are simulated using Lab-VIEW 1200 AI and a PC based system. In the expressions for winding currents the dynamic inductances are used to take into account the saturation in the core of the winding. The experimental circuits are implemented and tested. The percentage peak-to-peak ripple currents are calculated for both simulation and experimental results and for both circuit configurations. The results are summarized in two tables for comparison.