Three Phase Fully Controlled Converter Fed Separately Excited D.C Motor Drive
Three phase controlled rectifiers are used in large power DC motor drives. Three phase controlled rectifier gives more number of voltage per cycle of supply frequency. This makes motor current continuous and filter requirement also less.
The number of voltage pulses per cycle depends upon the number of thyristors and their connections for three phase controlled rectifiers. In three phase drives, the armature circuit is connected to the output of a three phase controlled rectifier.
Three phase drives are used for high power applications up to megawatts power level. The ripple frequency of armature voltage is greater than that of the single phase drives and its requires less inductance in the armature circuit to reduce the armature current ripple
Three phase full converter are used in industrial application up to 1500KW drives. It is a two quadrant converter.
Three phase full converter bridge circuit connected across the armature terminals is shown fig. The voltage and current waveforms of the converter. The circuit works as a three AC to DC converter for firing angle delay 00 < α < 90 0 and as a line commutated inverter for 900 < α < 1800 . A three full converter fed DC motor is performed where generation of power is required.