Analysis and Comparison of Unconventional Converters for Switched Reluctance Machine Drives

  • Afzal Ahammed Shaik
  • Arjun S Department of Electrical Engineering, VIT Chennai, Chennai, India
  • Lenin NC associate professor
Keywords: Split DC Converter, H-Bridge Converter, Shared Switch Converter, Switched Reluctance Machine (SRM)


Proliferation of electronics is a major breakthrough in the industrial sector as these play a very promising role in the functioning of the electric machines and together described as an electric drive. The important question here is about the efficiency of the electric drive. Based on this aspect many electric machines have been invented and among all those machines switched reluctance motor (SRM) is said to be more beneficial because of its reduced losses. This paper presents different unconventional converters which are helpful for the functioning of low power SRM drives. Three different converters along with simulation results are presented and based upon the results of the three converters the efficient converter for low power SRM drives is chosen for the hardware development. Testing shows that the proposed converter results are closely correlated with the simulated results.


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How to Cite
Shaik, A. A., S, A., & NC, L. (2018). Analysis and Comparison of Unconventional Converters for Switched Reluctance Machine Drives. Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, 13(1), 7-18. Retrieved from