In the field of electrical, single phase supply is the delivery of AC power by a system in which all the supply voltages change in simultaneously. This type of power supply sharing is used when the loads (home appliances) ate generally heat and lighting with some huge electric motors. When a single phase supply is connected to an AC motor doesn’t generate a rotating magnetic field, single phase motors require extra circuits for working, but such electric motors are rare over in rating of 10 kW. In every cycle, a single phase system voltage achieves a peak-value two times; the direct power is not stable.
Single Phase Waveform
A load with single-phase can be power-driven from a three-phase sharing transformer in two techniques. One is with the connection between two phases or with connection among one phase and neutral. These two will give dissimilar voltages from a given power supply. This type of phase supply provides up to 230V. The applications of this supply mainly use for running the small home appliances like air conditioners, fans, heater, etc.
Single Phase Supply Benefits
The benefits of choosing a single phase supply include the following.
- The design is less complex
- Design cost is less
- Most efficient AC power supply for up to 1000 watts
- Single Phase AC Power Supply is most competent for up to 1000 watts.
- Wide-range of application uses
Single Phase Supply Applications
The applications of single-phase supply include the following.
- This power supply is applicable for homes as well as businesses.
- Used to supply plenty of power for homes, as well as nonindustrial businesses.
- This power supply is sufficient to run the motors up to about 5 horsepower (hp).
3 Basic element of AC circuit.
Each element produces opposition to the flow of AC supply in a forward manner.
It is opposition to the flow of an AC current offered by the inductor.
XL = ω L But ω = 2 ᴫ F
XL = 2 ᴫ F L
It is measured in ohm
XL∝FInductor blocks AC supply and passes dc supply zero
2. Capacitive Reactance (Xc)
It is opposition to the flow of ac current offered by the capacitor
Measured in ohm
Capacitor offers infinite opposition to dc supply
The ac circuit is to always pure R pure L and pure C it well attains the combination of these elements. “The combination of R1 XL and XC is defined and called as impedance represented as
Z = R +i X
Ø = 0
R = Resistance, i = denoted complex variable, X =Reactance XL or Xc
Z = L I
Measured in ohm
Power factor (P.F.)
It is the cosine of the angle between voltage and current
If Ɵis –ve or lagging (I lags V) then lagging P.F.
If Ɵ is +ve or leading (I leads V) then leading P.F.
If Ɵ is 0 or in-phase (I and V in phase) then unity P.F.
Ac circuit containing pure resisting
Consider Circuit Consisting pure resistance connected across the ac voltage source
V = Vm Sin ωt ①
According to ohm’s law i = =
But Im =
From ① and ②phases or represents RMD value.
Power P = V. i
Equation P = Vm sin ω t Im sin ω t
P = Vm Im Sin2 ω t
P = -
Constant fluctuating power if we integrate it becomes zero
Pavg = Vrms Irms
Power ware form [Resultant]
Ac circuit containing pure Inductors
Consider pure Inductor (L) is connected across alternating voltage. Source
V = Vm Sin ωt
When an alternating current flow through inductance it setups alternating magnetic flux around the inductor.
This changing the flux links the coil and self-induced emf is produced
According to faradays Law of E M I
at all instant applied voltage V is equal and opposite to self-induced emf [ Lenz's law]
V = -e
But V = Vm Sin ωt
Taking integrating on both sides
but sin (– ) = sin (+ )
sin ( - /2)
= I lag v by 900
Power P = Ѵ. I
= Vm sin wt Im sin (wt /2)
= Vm Im Sin wt Sin (wt – /s)
Sin (wt - /s) = - cos wt ②
Sin (wt – ) = - cos
sin 2 wt from ① and ②
The average value of sin curve over a complete cycle is always zero
Pavg = 0
Ac circuit containing pure capacitors:
Consider pure capacitor C is connected across an alternating voltage source
Ѵ = Ѵm Sin wt
Current is passing through capacitor the instantaneous charge ɡ produced on the plate of the capacitor
ɡ = C Ѵ
ɡ = c Vm sin wt
the current is the rate of flow of charge
i = c Vm w cos wt
then rearranging the above eqth.
i = cos wt
= sin (wt + X/2)
i = sin (wt + X/2)
= I leads V by 900
Power P= Ѵ. i
= [Vm sinwt] [ Im sin (wt + X/2)]
= Vm Im Sin wt Sin (wt + X/2)]
to charging power waveform [resultant].
Series R-L Circuit
Consider a series R-L circuit connected across voltage source V= Vm sin wt
Like some, I is the current flowing through the resistor and inductor due do this current-voltage drops across R and L R VR = IR and L VL = I X L
Total V = VR + VL
V = IR + I X L V = I [R + X L]
Take current as the reference phasor: 1) for resistor current is in phase with voltage 2) for Inductor voltage leads current or current lags voltage by 90 0.
For voltage triangle
Ø is the power factor angle between current and resultant voltage V and
where Z = Impedance of circuit and its value is =
Divide voltage triangle by I
Rectangular form of Z = R+ixL
and polar from of Z = L +
(+ j X L + because it is in first quadrant )
+ Tan -1
Current Equation :
From the voltage triangle, we can sec. that voltage is leading current by or current is legging resultant voltage by
Or i = = [ current angles - Ø )
Resultant Phasor Diagram form Voltage and current eqth.
P = V .I.
P = Vm Sin wt Im Sin wt – Ø
P = Vm Im (Sin wt) Sin (wt – Ø)
P = (Cos Ø) - Cos (2wt – Ø)
Since 2 sin A Sin B = Cos (A-B) – Cos (A+B)
P = Cos Ø - Cos (2wt – Ø)
pang = Cos Ø
Since ② term becomes zero because Integration of cosine come from 0 to 2ƛ
pang = Vrms Irms cos Ø watts.
Power Triangle :
VI = VRI + VLI B
Now cos Ø in A =
Similarly Sin =
Apparent Power Average or true Reactive or useless power
Or real or active
-Unit (VI) Unit (Watts) C/W (VAR) denoted by (Ø)
Denoted by [S] denoted by [P]
Power for R L ekt.
Series R-C circuit
V = Vm sin wt
R and C voltage drop across.
R and C R VR = IR
And C Vc = Ic
V = lZl
Voltage triangle: take current as the reference phasor 1) for resistor current is in phase with voltage 2) for capacitor current leads voltage or voltage lags behind current by 900
Where Ø is the power factor angle between current and voltage (resultant) V
And from voltage
V = lZl
Where Z = impedance of the circuit and its value is lZl =
Impendence triangle :
Divide voltage by as shown
The rectangular form of Z = R - jXc
The polar form of Z = lZl L - Ø
( - Ø and –jXc because it is in the fourth quadrant ) where
and Ø = tan -1
Current equation :
from voltage triangle we can see that voltage is lagging current by Ø or current is leading voltage by Ø
i = IM Sin (wt + Ø) since Ø is +ve
Or i = for RC
LØ [ resultant current angle is + Ø]
Resultant phasor diagram from voltage and current equation
Resultant waveform :
Power Equation :
P = V. I
P = Vm sin wt. Im Sin (wt + Ø)
= Vm Im sin wt sin (wt + Ø)
2 Sin A Sin B = Cos (A-B) – Cos (A+B)
pang = Cos Ø
since 2 terms integration of cosine wave from 0 to 2ƛ become zero
2 terms become zero
pang = Vrms Irms Cos Ø
Power triangle RC Circuit:
R-L-C series circuit
Consider ac voltage source V = Vm sin wt connected across the combination of R L and C. when I flowing in the circuit voltage drops across each component as shown below.
VR = IR, VL = I L, VC = I C
① XL> XC, ② XC> XL, ③ XL = XC
① XL > XC: Since we have assumed XL> XC
The voltage drop across XL> than XC
VL> VC A
VL and VC are 180 0 out of phase.
Therefore cancel out each other
Resultant voltage triangle
Now V = VR + VL + VC c phasor sum and VL and VC are directly in phase opposition and VLVC their resultant is (VL - VC).
From voltage triangle
V = I
Impendence : divide voltage
Rectangular form Z = R + j (XL – XC)
Polor form Z = l + Ø B
And Ø = tan-1
i = from B
i = L-Ø C
as VLVC the circuit is mostly inductive and I lags behind V by angle Ø
Since i = L-Ø
i = Im Sin (wt – Ø) from c
the voltage drops across XC than XL
XC XL (A)
voltage triangle considering condition (A)
Now V = VR + VL + VC phases sum and VL and VC are directly in phase opposition and VC VL their resultant is (VC – VL)
Impedance : Divide voltage
Polar form : Z = L -
And Ø = tan-1 –
as VC the circuit is mostly capacitive and leads voltage by angle Ø
since i = L + Ø
Sin (wt – Ø) from C
ɡȴ XL= XC then VL= VC and they are 1800 out of phase with each other they will cancel out each other and their resultant will have zero value.
Hence resultant V = VR and it will be in phase with I as shown in the below phasor diagram.
From the above resultant phasor diagram
V =VR + IR
Or V = I lZl
Because lZl + R
Thus Impedance Z is purely resistive for XL = XC and circuit current will be in phase with source voltage.
Since VR=V Øis zero when XL = XC power is unity
ie pang = Vrms I rms cos Ø = 1 cos o = 1
maximum power will be transferred by the condition. XL = XC
The three phase system consist four wires, three conductors and one neutral. The conductors are out of phase and space 120º apart from each other. The three phase system is also used as a single phase system. For the low load, one phase and neutral can be taken from the three phase supply.
The three phase supply is continuous and never completely drops to zero. In three phase system power can be drawn either in a star or delta configuration. The star connection is used for long distance transmission because it has neutral for the fault current.
The delta connection consists three phase wires and no neutral.
Line and Phase Values:
The three- phase supply is continuous and never completely drops to zero. In three phase system power can be drawn either in a star or delta configuration. The star connection is used for long distance transmission because it has neutral for the fault current.
The delta connection consists three phase wires and no neutral.
Line and Phase Values:
• The three components comprising a three-phase source or load are called phases.
• Line voltage is the voltage measured between any two lines in a three-phase circuit.
• Phase voltage is the voltage measured across a single component in a three-phase source or load.
• Line current is the current through any one line between a three-phase source and load.
• Phase current is the current through any one component comprising a three-phase source or load.
• In balanced “Y” circuits, the line voltage is equal to phase voltage times the square root of 3, while the line current is equal to phase current.
For Y circuits
E line = Ephase
I line = I phase
• In balanced Δ circuits, the line voltage is equal to phase voltage, while the line current is equal to phase current times the square root of 3.
For Δ circuits
Eline = Ephase
I line = E phase
• Δ-connected three-phase voltage sources give greater reliability in the event of winding failure than Y-connected sources. However, Y-connected sources can deliver the same amount of power with less line current than Δ-connected sources.
Solution of balanced three phase circuits :
Step 1 – First of all draw the circuit diagram.
Step 2 – Determine XLP = XL/phase = 2πfL.
Step 3 – Determine XCP = XC/phase = 1/2πfC.
Step 4 – Determine XP = X/ phase = XL – XC
Step 5 – Determine ZP = Z/phase = √R2P + X2P
Step 6 – Determine cosϕ = RP/ZP; the power factor is lagging when XLP > XCP and it is leading when XCP > XLP.
Step 7 – Determine the V phase.
For star connection VP = VL/√3 and for delta connection VP = VL
Step 8 – Determine IP = VP/ZP.
Step 9 – Now, determine the line current IL.
For star connection IL = IP and for delta connection IL = √3 IP
Step 10 – Determine the Active, Reactive and Apparent power.
VR = Vm Sin wt
VY = Vm Sin (wt-1200)
VB = sin (wt – 2400)
Or VB = Vm sin (wt + 1200)
ɡȴ same amount of power is to transmitted than the cross-sectional area of conductor used for 3 Ø system is small as compared to that for single Ø system.
3Ø system in which 3 voltages are of identical magnitude and frequency and are displaced by 1200 from each other called as Symmetrical system.
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