Factors Affecting the Harmonics Generated by a Group of CFLs: Experimental Measurements
American Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages: 10-16
Received: Feb. 9, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 26, 2015; Published: Mar. 4, 2015
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Muhyaddin J. H. Rawa, Electrical Systems and Optics Research Division, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
David W. P. Thomas, Electrical Systems and Optics Research Division, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
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Abstract
The penetration of nonlinear loads on power systems increases the harmonics that can cause detrimental problems to power systems such as an increase in voltage distortion, equipment failure, system resonance, increase system losses and decrease system efficiency. Many factors affect the harmonics produced by nonlinear loads. Hence, the aim of this paper is to evaluate the impacts of system voltage, impedance, frequency and background voltage distortion on the harmonics generated by a group of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs). Experimental measurements are performed for this purpose.
Keywords
Distortion, Harmonics, Power Quality, CFLs, Nonlinear Loads, THD
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Muhyaddin J. H. Rawa, David W. P. Thomas, Factors Affecting the Harmonics Generated by a Group of CFLs: Experimental Measurements, American Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 10-16. doi: 10.11648/j.epes.20150401.12
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