Characteristics of 8/6 switched reluctance generator excited by suppression resistor converter

A. Takahashi, Hiroki Goto, K. Nakamura, T. Watanabe, O. Ichinokura

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This paper describes a consideration of the excitation circuit of a switched reluctance (SR) generator. The SR generator has some features including solid structure and easiness of maintenance. However, the conventional excitation circuit of the SR generator is an asymmetry half bridge converter (AHBC) whose configuration is complicated. In this paper, we examine the operating characteristics of the SR generator excited by a suppression resistor converter (SRC) based on finite-element method (FEM) analysis and experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3458-3460
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct


  • Finite-element method (FEM) analysis
  • Suppression resistor converter
  • Switched reluctance generator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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