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Glossary

ENcommutation (static inverters) 
control of a power conditioner’s AC output waveform

The terms of commutation for power conditioners are listed below

a) line commutation

type of external commutation where the commutating voltage is supplied from the "line", which normally refers to a utility line

b) line commutation type

power conditioner operated with line commutation

c) self-commutation

type of commutation where the commutating voltage is supplied by components within the converter or the electronic switch

d) self-commutation type

power conditioner operated with self-commutation


TC/SC:82Terms     Info     Publications
Published in:IEC 61836, ed. 2.0 (2007-12) Terms     Info
Reference number:3.2.7

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