Design Method Based on Normalized Functions for a Toroidal Inductor Applied to Power-Quality Evaluation


The design method for a low-cost toroidal inductor is proposed as an alternative to power-quality evaluation. The method is based on well-known tools by the engineers in which is presented the relationships that exist between equivalent circuit and transfer function of a toroidal inductor. The proposed design method has been explained with normalized functions based on physical parameters of a toroidal inductor. This work presents the main arguments of the suggested methodology and as demonstration of the design method as function of normalized parameters, is developed a current-signal sensor which has been validated in the laboratory by the EN-50160-2-2 standard to evaluate the power quality in home use loads.

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R. Baca, "Design Method Based on Normalized Functions for a Toroidal Inductor Applied to Power-Quality Evaluation," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 3, 2013, pp. 206-211. doi: 10.4236/epe.2013.53020.

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