Electronic Devices on Discrete Components for Industrial and Power Engineering: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Electronic Devices on Discrete Components for Industrial and Power Engineering

1st Edition

By Vladimir Gurevich

CRC Press

432 pages | 547 B/W Illus.

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Is it possible to design and make automatic devices for industrial and power engineering without microcircuits and microprocessors and without complex power supplies?

Electronic Devices on Discrete Components for Industrial and Power Engineering answers the question above with a resounding “Yes!” by describing ten original automatic devices based exclusively on modern discrete components. The book reveals that devices based on high-voltage transistors and thyristors as well as miniature vacuum and high power gas-filled reed switches are actually much simpler to implement and more reliable than traditional devices. By identifying elementary functional modules and the basic working principles of semi-conductor devices, the text allows for the construction of complete automatic devices. It also contains an extensive reference section that includes information on modern high-voltage bipolar, FET and IGBT transistors, thyristors and triacs, as well as reed switches.

Table of Contents

Solid-State Electronics Elements

Semiconducting Materials and p-n Junction

The Transistor’s Principle

Some Transistor Kinds

Bipolar Transistor General Modes

Transistor Devices in Switching Mode


Control of Thyristors on DC

Control of Thyristors on AC

Diac, Triac, Quadrac

Reed Switches

What is It?

Polarized and Memory Reed Switches

Power Reed Switches

High-Voltage Reed Relays

HV Reed Relays for Low current DC Circuits

HV Reed Relays for High Current Applications

Relay Responding to the Current Changing Rate

Differential HV Relay

Reed-Based Devices for Current Measurement in High Potential Circuits

Spark-Arresting Circuits for Reed Relays

Elementary Function Modules

Switching Devices

Generators, Multivibrators, Pulse-Pairs


Logic Elements

Overcurrent and Overvoltage Protection Modules

Voltage Stabilizers and Regulators

Other Functional Modules for Automatic Devices

Simple Protective Relays on Discrete Components

Universal Overcurrent Protective Relays

Simple Very High-Speed Overcurrent Protection Relay

The New Generation Universal Purpose Hybrid Reed-Solid State Protective Relays

Automatic High-Voltage Circuit Breakers

High-Speed Voltage Unbalance Relay

Impulse Action Protective Relay

Improvement of Microprocessor-Based Protective Relays

Power Supply of Microprocessor-Based Protective Relays at Emergency Mode

Increasing Reliability of Trip Contacts in Microprocessor-Based Protective Relays

Automatic Devices for Power Engineering

Arc Protection Device for Switchboards 6-24 kV

Automatic-Reset Short Circuit Indicator for 6-24 kV Bus Bars

High Current Pulse Transducer for Metal-Oxide Surge Arrester

Current Transformers Protection for Secondary Circuit Disconnection

A Single-Phase Short Circuit Indicator for Internal HV Cables in Medium Voltage Substation

Ground Circuit Fault Indicator for Underground HV Cable Network

HV Indicators for Switchgears and Switchboards


High Speed Miniature Reed Switches

High-Voltage Vacuum Reed Switches

Mercury Wetted Reed Switches

Industrial Dry Reed Switches

High Voltage Bipolar Transistors

High Voltage Darlington Transistors

High Voltage FET Transistors

High Voltage IGBT Transistors

High Voltage Thyristors

High Voltage Triacs

Bilateral Voltage-Trigger Switches

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General