Computer model for transient voltage suppressors

George G. Karady, Ahmed Mansoor

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Abstract

Transient voltage suppressors are semiconductor devices used to clamp transients and save the equipment from excessive voltage spikes. The problem with these devices is that the protection voltage increases with the duration and amplitude of the transient. This paper presents a SPICE model that permits the calculation of the protection voltage increase for different overvoltage wave shapes. The model is an efficient tool to evaluate transient suppressor performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Procedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages491-497
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0780309839
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Event8th Annual Applied Power Electronic Conference and Exposition - APEC '93 - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 7 1993Mar 11 1993

Publication series

NameConference Procedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC

Other

Other8th Annual Applied Power Electronic Conference and Exposition - APEC '93
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period3/7/933/11/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Karady, G. G., & Mansoor, A. (1993). Computer model for transient voltage suppressors. In Conference Procedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC (pp. 491-497). (Conference Procedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC). Publ by IEEE.