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Performance of multi-column MOVs for C class protection of AC power circuits

Kamarudin, Muhammad Saufi and Ponniran, Asmarashid and Abdul Malek, Zulkurnain (2008) Performance of multi-column MOVs for C class protection of AC power circuits. In: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon 08), 1-3 December 2008, Johor Baharu, Malaysia.

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Abstract

High voltage protection for low voltage AC power circuits is very important to minimize the damage of electrical equipment. Unfortunately, review of performance and safety features in commercially-available surge suppressors has shown that sometimes they cannot deliver the proper protection to withstand the high voltage surges. This paper reviews the performance of multi-column surge suppressors. Metal oxide varistors (MOVs) are used as the test objects of this . Some configurations of MOVs have been tested to show the difference in protection capabilities. Experiments involving a wide range of high voltage surges revealed that a multi-column MOVs provides increased in peak current and energy-handling capabilities for a given application.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surge suppressor; MOV; high voltage
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1001-1841 Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Power Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 08:48
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 08:48
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10508
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