Effects of voltage sags on household loads

S. Saksena, B. Shi, G. Karady

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Abstract

Voltage sags form the core of power quality issues gripping the US utility industries for over a decade now. These sags disrupt the sensitive loads in almost every environment such as industrial, commercial, and residential, resulting in significant production outages. These sags have far reaching effects on certain type of loads. This paper presents the effect of voltage sags on household loads such as air-conditioner compressors, lighting loads, and computers. For each of the mentioned loads, experiments have been conducted and are still in process to study the effects of sags on them for different sag depths and durations. For experimental purposes, a sag generator is used to study the effects. A summary of the results have been presented in the paper by the authors in the conclusion. The experimental results for the loads appear to be in harmony with the theoretical investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
Pages2456-2460
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Oct 31 2005
Event2005 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005Jun 16 2005

Publication series

Name2005 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
Volume3

Other

Other2005 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period6/12/056/16/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Saksena, S., Shi, B., & Karady, G. (2005). Effects of voltage sags on household loads. In 2005 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting (pp. 2456-2460). (2005 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting; Vol. 3).