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2014 (Vol. 7, Issue: 5)
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Development of Inexpensive Static Var Compensator Using PIC

Phinit Srithorn and Mongkol Danbumrungtrakul
Corresponding Author:  Phinit Srithorn 

Key words:  Inexpensive control system, PIC, static var compensator, , , ,
Vol. 7 , (5): 925-929
Submitted Accepted Published
December 20, 2012 February 01, 2013 February 05, 2014

This study presents the design and construction of an economical static reactive power compensator using inexpensive Peripheral Interface Controller (PIC), with the aim to add dynamic response to local distribution power systems. As FACTS devices have been more prevalent to perform instantaneous power compensation providing the enhancement of transient voltage and system stability. For some distribution networks, its price and complicated operation make FACTS devices unfavorable. The PIC is programmed as the heart of the overall control system for monitoring voltage, generating controlled signal and modulating PI feedback-loop. Simulation was carried out to guide the control design. Experimental results show the performance of the system response. This implies that the proposed compensator can be used for real applications and envisages the future replacement of mechanical-switched capacitor/reactor.
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Phinit Srithorn and Mongkol Danbumrungtrakul, 2014. Development of Inexpensive Static Var Compensator Using PIC.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 7(5): 925-929.
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