TITLE

Specifying Resistors for Motor Control Applications

AUTHOR(S)
Winkler, David; Chipman, Keith
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Power Electronics Technology;Nov2005, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that thin and thick film and solid-composition resistors provide different thermal dissipation and surge-withstand characteristics which impact their abilities to handle overcurrent and overvoltage conditions. The main cause of failure in resistors in motor control circuits is the power surge. One way of making sure that power surges do not cause resistor failure is to distinguish a surge condition from short-time overload.
ACCESSION #
19187655

 

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