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Analysis and optimization of linear regenerative snubbers

C. G. Steyn
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 5, No 4 | a995 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v5i4.995 | © 1986 C. G. Steyn | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 March 1986 | Published: 18 March 1986

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C. G. Steyn,, South Africa

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In this article both the general linear regenerative turn-on and turn-off snubbers are analysed and optimized independently from one another, in terms of minimum energy losses. The dissipative snubber - which was up to now the only optimized snubber - now becomes merely a special case of this general regenerative snubber. Equations describing the most important parameters are presented in tables, while some energy versus snubber size graphs are also shown.


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