- Wilson, Thomas G., Evolution of power electronics,
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 15 no. 3
pp. 439 - 446 [63.844503] .
(last updated on 2007/04/14)
Distinctive attributes of power electronics equipment are high power capability, controllability and static switching to meet the goals of high efficiency and high dependability. Aspects of the early history of power electronics are traced from magnetic amplifiers, thyratrons, and ignitrons to power semiconductors.
Power control;Switching circuits;Power converters;Magnetic amplifiers;Thyratrons;Mercury vapor rectifiers;Efficiency;