Application of cycloconverter

Cyclo-converter is basically converted input power at one frequency to output power at a different frequency with one stage of conversion.

Basically, cyclo-converter is two types namely :  
  • Step down cyclo-converters
  • Step-up cyclo-converters
The application of cyclo-converters include the following :
  • Speed control of high power ac drives.
  • Static VAr compensation.
  • Induction heating.
  • Synchronous motor.
  • Rolling mill drives.
  • Mine winders.
  • Cement mill drives.
  • This converter also has used for converting variable speed alternator to constant frequency output with age for use as a power supply in aircraft or shipboards.
  • HVDC transmission system.
  • Grinding mills.