Electronics and Communication Engineering - Power Electronics - Discussion


A cycloconverter can be

[A]. step down
[B]. step up
[C]. step down or step up
[D]. none of the above

Answer: Option C


The output frequency can be more or less than input frequency.

Pvkrishna said: (May 12, 2017)  
A cycloinverter converts a constant voltage, constant frequency AC waveform to another AC waveform of a lower frequency by synthesizing the output waveform from segments of the AC supply without an intermediate DC link.

Diksha Pal said: (Nov 8, 2017)  
It transform high frequency supply to low freq. Supply without the need to have an intermediate DC supply. These are AC to AC converter. The output frequency is generally lower than input frequency.

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