Overcoming the challenges of harmonics
Power electronics is increasingly used for industrial and tertiary applications such as:
Variable speed drives, rectifiers, inverters, stabilized power supplies, welding machines, computers, TV, low-energy lamps, photocopiers.
These loads generate disruptions on the power grid that become real threats to equipment.
High harmonic currents and voltages can cause the following phenomena:
Overheating of the cables.
Tripping of circuit breakers.
Overloading of capacitors and resonance of networks.
Overloading of the neutral wire.
Disturbance of sensitive electronic devices.