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Thyristor Rectifiers

This example shows the operation of thyristor rectifiers.


This example compares the operation of a six-pulse thyristor rectifier to a twelve-pulse thyristor rectifier.

The twelve-pulse bridge is represented by two six-pulse bridge connected in series, with their AC connections connected to a transformer with two secondaries (one wye, one delta) that produces a 30 deg. phase shift between the two bridges. This transformer configuration cancels many of the characteristic harmonics produced by the six-pulse bridges.