AC Drives Overview

Learning objectives

  • Describe a typical AC drive and explain its operation
  • Discuss the fundamental concept of reducing motor speed
  • Identify the two main parts of an AC drive
  • Discuss the fundamental operations of a Variable Frequency Drive
  • Describe the functions of each of the following components:
    • Rectifier assembly
    • Inverter
    • Controls

Course overview

Upon completion of this lesson, you will understand the basic designs, purposes, and applications for AC drive devices.

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