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IES Electrical Engineering Topic wise Questions Power Electronics

YEAR 2008 MCQ 1

For a single a.c. to d.c. controlled rectifier to operate in regenerative mode, which of the following conditions should be satisfied ? (A) Half-controlled bridge, < 90c, source of e.m.f. in load (B) Half-controlled bridge, > 90c, source of e.m.f. in load (C) Full-controlled bridge, > 90c, source of e.m.f. in load (D) Full-controlled bridge, < 90c, source of e.m.f. in load
MCQ 2

A half-controlled bridge converter is operating from an r.m.s input voltage of 120 V. Neglecting the voltage drops, what are the mean load voltage at a firing delay angle of 0c and 180c, respectively ? (A) 120 # 2 2 V and 0 (B) 0 and 120 # 2 2 V (C) 120 2 V and 0 (D) 0 and 120 2 V
MCQ 3

For a step-down d.c. chopper operating with discontinuous load

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www.gatehelp.com current, what is the expression for the load voltage ? ( K is duty ratio of chopper) (A) V0 = Vd.c. # K (B) V0 = Vd.c. /K (C) V0 = Vd.c. / (1 K) (D) V0 = Vd.c. (1 K)
MCQ 4

An ideal chopper is operating at a frequency of 500 Hz from a 60 V battery input. It is supplying a load having 3 resistance and 9 mH inductance. Assuming the load is shunted by a perfect commutating diode and assuming battery is low less, what is the mean load current at an on/off ratio of 1/1 ? (A) 10 A (B) 15 A (C) 20 A (D) None of the above
MCQ 5

Matching List I (Device) with List II (Monolithic construction of) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists : List I A. Triac List II 1. Two thyristors in anti-parallel

B. Reverse conducting thyristor 2. A thyristor and a diode in anti-parallel C. Diac Codes : A (A) (B) (C) (D)
MCQ 6
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3. Two diodes in anti-parallel

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C 3 1 1 2

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www.gatehelp.com A two-quadrant d.c. to d.c. chopper can operate with which of the following load conditions ? 1. + ve voltage, + ve current 2. 3. 4. ve voltage, + ve current ve voltage, ve current + ve voltage, ve current

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Select the correct answer using the code given below : (A) 1 only (B) 1 and 2 (C) 1 and 4 (D) 3 and 4
MCQ 7

A single-phase current source inverter is connected with capacitive load only the waveform of the output voltage across the capacitor for constant source current will be (A) sine wave (B) square wave (C) triangular wave (D) step function
MCQ 8

A modern power semiconductor device characteristics of BJT and MOSFET is (A) GTO (B) FCT (C) IGBT (D) MCT
MCQ 9

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What are the advantage of switching power supplies over linear power supplies ? 1. The devices operate in linear/active region. 2. 3. The devices operate as switches. Power losses are less.
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www.gatehelp.com Select the correct answer using the code given below : (A) 1 and 3 (B) 2 and 3 (C) 1 and 2 (D) 1, 2 and 3
MCQ 10

Match List I (Controller) with List II (Type of load) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists : List I List II

A. Chopper controlled resistance 1. Very low speed, high-power reversible drive in the rotor circuit of an induction motor B. Sub-synchronous converter- 2. Centrifuges in sugar industry cascade in the rotor circuit of an induction motor C. 3-phase a.c. voltage controller 3. Blowers and compressors D. Cycloconverter Codes : A (A) (B) (C) (D) 3 3 4 4 B 4 4 3 3 C 2 1 1 2 D 1 2 2 1 4. Loads requiring starting performance good

MCQ 11

A cycloconverter-fed induction motor drive is most suitable for which one of the following ? (A) Compressor drive (B) Machine tool drive (C) Paper mill drive (D) Cement mill drive
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MCQ 12

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A large d.c. motor is required to control the speed of blower from a 3-phase a.c. source. What is the most suitable a.c. to d.c. converter ? (A) 3-phase fully controlled bridge converter (B) 3-phase fully controlled bridge converter with free wheeling diode (C) 3-phase half-controlled bridge converter (D) A pair of 3-phase converters in sequence control
MCQ 13

A single-phase full-bridge inverter is connected to a load of 2.4 . The d.c. input voltage is 48 V. What is the r.m.s. output at fundamental frequency ? (A) 4 # 48 V 2 (B) 2 # 48 V 2 (C) 4 # 48 V (D) 2 # 48 V
MCQ 14

A buck regulator has an input voltage of 12 V and the required output voltage is 5 V. What is the duty cycle of the regulator ? (A) 5/12 (B) 12/5 (C) 5/2 (D) 6

YEAR 2007 MCQ 15

Which one of the following is the correct statement ? In a two quadrant converter working in the 1st and 2nd quadrants (A) load current and load voltage are always positive (B) load current is always negative
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www.gatehelp.com (C) load current can be positive or negative (D) load current and load voltage are always negative
MCQ 16

The circuit shown in the below figure will work as which one of the following ?

(A) Buck-Boost converter (B) Buck converter (C) Boost converter (D) Dual converter
MCQ 17

What is the maximum output voltage of a 3-phase bridge rectifier supplied with the line voltage of 440 V ? (A) 528 V (B) 396 V (C) 594 V (D) 616 V
MCQ 18

A single phase ac voltage controller is controlling current in a purely inductive load. If the firing angle of the SCR is , what will be the conduction angle of the SCR ? (A) (B) ( ) (C) (2 ) (D) 2
MCQ 19
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www.gatehelp.com In a single phase full wave controlled bridge rectifier, minimum output voltage and maximum output voltage are obtained at which conduction angles ? (A) 0c, 180c respectively (B) 180c, 0c respectively (C) 0c, 0c respectively (D) 180c, 180c respectively
MCQ 20

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The pulse-width modulated inverter for the control of an a.c. motor is fed from which one of the following ? (A) Controlled rectifier (B) Uncontrolled rectifier (C) a.c. regulator (D) Cycloconverter
MCQ 21

Consider the following statements : 1. Both voltage source inverter and current source inverter require feedback diodes. 2. 3. 4. Only current source inverter requires feedback diodes. GTOs can not be used in a current source inverter. Only voltage source inverter requires feedback diodes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? (A) 1 only (B) 2 and 3 (C) 3 and 4 (D) 4 only
MCQ 22

Which one of the following is the main advantage of SMPS over linear power supply ? (A) No transformer is required (B) Only one stage of conversion (C) No filter is required
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www.gatehelp.com (D) Low power-dissipation


MCQ 23

Assertion (A) : Power electronic converters are extensively used in adjustable speed drives. Reason (R) : Power electronic converters do not produce harmonic distortion. (A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A (B) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A (C) A is true but R is false (D) A is false but R is true
MCQ 24

Match List I (Type of Device) with List II (Characteristic/Application) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists : List I A. MOSFET B. GTO C. UJT D. TRIAC Codes : A (A) (B) (C) (D) 3 3 1 1 B 1 1 2 2 C 4 2 3 4 D 2 4 4 3 List II 1. Turn off by negative gate 2. Bi-directional switching 3. High speed switching 4. Triggering circuit

MCQ 25

Snubber circuits are used to protect thyristor from which of the following ? (A) High di and low dv dt dt (B) High dv and low di dt dt

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MCQ 26

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Consider the following statements in respect of IGBT : 1. It combines the attributes of MOSFET and BJT. 2. 3. 4. It has low forward voltage drop. Its switching speed is very much lower than that of MOSFET. It has high input impedance.

Which of the statements given above are correct ? (A) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (B) 1, 2 and 4 (C) 1, 2 and 3 (D) 3 and 4

YEAR 2006 MCQ 27

A resistor connected across the gate and cathode of an SCR (A) increases dv/dt rating of SCR (B) increases holding current of SCR (C) increases noise immunity of SCR (D) increases turn-off time of SCR
MCQ 28

Turn-on of a thyristor takes place when (A) anode to cathode voltage is positive (B) anode to cathode voltage is negative (C) there is a positive current pulse at the gate (D) the anode to cathode voltage is positive and there is a positive current pulse at the gate.
MCQ 29
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www.gatehelp.com Which is the most suitable power device for high frequency (>100 KHz) switching application ? (A) Power MOSFET (B) Bipolar junction transistor (C) Schotty diode (D) Microwave transistor
MCQ 30

Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists : List I A. Voltage source inverter B. Current source inverter List II 1. Larger source inductance 2. Poor power factor

C. Phase controlled a.c. to d.c. 3. Inverter limit converter D. Cycloconverter Codes : A (A) (B) (C) (D) 4 3 4 3 B 2 1 1 2 C 3 4 3 4 D 1 2 2 1 4. Small source inductance

MCQ 31

In a dual converter, the circulating current (A) allows smooth reversal of load current, but increases the response time (B) allows smooth reversal of load current with improved speed of response (C) does not allow smooth reversal of load current, but reduces the response time (D) flows if there is no interconnecting inductor
MCQ 32
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MCQ 33

When the firing angle of a single phase fully controlled rectifier feeding constant d.c. current into the load is 30c, what is the displacement factor of the rectifier ? (A) 1 (B) 0.5 (C) (D) 3 3 2

MCQ 34

For the same voltage output,which one of the following has larger peak inverse voltage of the thyristor ? (A) Single phase full wave centre tapped circuit (B) Single phase full wave bridge circuit (C) Three phase full wave bridge circuit (D) Three phase full wave centre tapped circuit
MCQ 35

In a three phase voltage source inverter operating in square wave mode, the output line voltage is free from (A) 3rd harmonic (B) 7th harmonic (C) 11th harmonic (D) 13th harmonic
MCQ 36
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www.gatehelp.com A fully controlled line commutated converter functions as an inverter when firing angle () is in the range (A) 0c 90c (B) 90c 180c (C) 90c 180c only when there is a suitable d.c. source in the load (D) 90c 180c only when it supplies a back e.m.f. load
MCQ 37

Which of the following devices should be used as a switch in a low power switched mode power supply (SMPS) ? (A) GTO (B) MOSFET (C) TRIAC (D) THYRISTOR

YEAR 2005 MCQ 38

A converter which can operate both in 3-pulse and 6-pulse modes is a (A) 1-phase full converter (B) 3-phase half-wave converter (C) 3-phase semi converter (D) 3-phase full converter
MCQ 39

A gate turn off (GTO) thyristor has capacity to (A) Amplify the gate-current (B) Turn-off when positive current pulse is given at the gate (C) Turn-off when a gate-pulse is given at the gate even though it is reverse biased (D) Turn-off when a negative current pulse is given at the gate
MCQ 40

Power electronic device with poor turn-off gain is (A) A symmetrical thyristor
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www.gatehelp.com (B) A conventional thyristor (C) Power bipolar junction transistor (D) Gate turn-off thyristor
MCQ 41

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Match List I (Limiting factor) with List II (Safe Operating Area Portion) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists : List I A. B. C. D. The peak voltage limit Secondary breakdown limit Power dissipation limit Peak current limit 1. 2. 3. 4. List II PQ QR RS ST

Codes : A (A) (B) (C) (D) 2 4 2 4 B 1 3 3 1 C 4 2 4 2 D 3 1 1 3

MCQ 42

Which one of the following statements is not correct ? (A) Power MOSFETs are so constructed as to avoid punch through
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www.gatehelp.com (B) In a power MOSFET, the channel length is relatively large and channel width is relatively small (C) Power MOSFETs do not experience any minority carrier storage (D) Power MOSFETs can be put in parallel to handle larger currents
MCQ 43

Carrier frequency gate drive is used for turn-on of a thyristor to reduce (A) di/dt (B) Turn-on time (C) dv/dt (D) size of pulse transformer
MCQ 44

In a thyristor, di/dt protection is achieved by the use of (A) An inductance L in series with the thyristor (B) A resistor in series with the thyristor (C) RC in series with the thyristor (D) RL in series with the thyristor
MCQ 45

The circulating current inductor is required in a dual converter to (A) Improve the p.f. (B) Smoothen the waveform of circulating current (C) Limit the circulating current (D) Increase the circulating current
MCQ 46

In a single-phase semiconvector with discontinuous conduction and extinction angle < , freewheeling action takes place for (A) (B) (C) (D) zero degree
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MCQ 47

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A three pulse converter is feeding a purely resistive load. What is the value of firing delay angle , which dictates the boundary between continuous and discontinuous mode of current conduction ? (A) = 0c (B) = 30c (C) = 60c (D) = 150c
MCQ 48

For a single phase a.c. voltage controller feeding a resistive load, what is the power factor ? (A) Unity for all values of firing angle
1/2 (B) ; 1 &( ) + 1 sin 2 0E 2 1/2 (C) ; 1 &( + ) + 1 sin 2 0E 2 1/2 (D) ; 1 &( + ) 1 sin 2 0E 2 Where id firing angle measured from voltage zero.

MCQ 49

Triacs cannot be used in AC voltage regulator for a (A) Resistive load (B) Back emf load (C) Inductive load (D) Resistive inductive load
MCQ 50

A motor armature supplies through phase controlled SCRs receives a smoother voltage shape at (A) High motor speed (B) Low motor speed (C) Rated motor speed (D) None of the above
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MCQ 51

Which one of the following statements is correct ? A voltage source inverter is normally employed (A) when the source has low impedance and load has high reactance (B) when the source has high impedance and load has low reactance (C) when both the source and load have high values of impedance and reactance respectively (D) when both the source and load have low values of impedance and reactance respectively

YEAR 2004 MCQ 52

A single-phase inverter has square wave output voltage. What is the percentage of the fifth harmonic component in relation to the fundamental component ? (A) 40 % (B) 30 % (C) 20 % (D) 10 %
MCQ 53

Which one of the following statements is correct ? The turn off times of converter grade SCRs are normally in the range of (A) 1 to 2 microseconds (B) 50 to 200 microseconds (C) 500 to 1000 microseconds (D) 1 to 2 milliseconds
MCQ 54

Which one of the following statements is correct ? A triac is a (A) 2 terminal switch
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www.gatehelp.com (B) 2 terminal bilateral switch (C) 3 terminal unilateral switch (D) 3 terminal bidirectional switch

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MCQ 55

Which one of the following is the most suitable device for a d.c.-d.c. converter ? (A) BJT (B) GTO (C) MOSFET (D) Thyristor

MCQ 56

Which one of the following is correct ? In a switched capacitor network for VAr compensation the SCRs are commutated by (A) forced commutation (B) resonant commutation (C) natural commutation (D) delayed commutation

MCQ 57

Which one of the following shows current fold back characteristics curve for an SCR controlled shunt regulated power supply ?

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MCQ 58

Which one of the following statements is correct ? In a transistor, the reverse saturation current ICO (A) doubles for every 10cC rise in temperature (B) doubles for every 1cC rise in temperature (C) increases linearly with temperature (D) decreases linearly with temperature
MCQ 59

Which one of the following statements is correct ? In a thyristor, the holding current IH is
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www.gatehelp.com (A) more than the latching current IL (B) less than IL (C) equal to IL (D) equal to zero
MCQ 60

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Which one of the following statements is correct ? For an SCR, dv/dt protection is achieved through the use of (A) RL in series with SCR (B) RC across SCR (C) L in series with SCR (D) RC in series with SCR
MCQ 61

A power diode is in the forward conduction mode and the forward current is now decreased. The reverse recovery time of the diode is tr and the rate of fall of the diode current is di/dt . What is the stored charge ? (A) b di l .tr dt (B) 1 b di l .t r2 2 dt (C) b di l .t r2 dt (D) 1 b di l .tr 2 dt
MCQ 62

In the buck-boost converter, what is the maximum value of the switch utilization factor ? (A) 1.00 (B) 0.75 (C) 0.50 (D) 0.25
MCQ 63
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www.gatehelp.com Which one of the following statements is correct ? In order to get best results per unit cost, the heat sinks on which the thyristors are mounted, are made of (A) aluminium (B) copper (C) nickel (D) stainless steel
MCQ 64

Which one of the following capacitor is suitable for compensation of harmonic and reactive power ? (A) Mica capacitor (B) Glass capacitor (C) Polypropylene capacitor (D) Electrolytic capacitor
MCQ 65

Which one of the following statements is correct ? The following is bleeder resistor in a power supply is (A) to ensure a minimum current drain in the current (B) to increase the output d.c. voltage (C) to increase the output current (D) same as that of a load resistor
MCQ 66

Which one of the following is used as the main switching element in a switched mode power supply operating in 20 kHz to 100 kHz range ? (A) Thyristor (B) MOSFET (C) Triac (D) UJT

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MCQ 67

IES EE Topic wise 2001-2008 Power Electronics

Match List I (Converters) with List II (Type of conversion) and select the correct answer : List I A. Controlled Rectifier B. Chopper C. Inverter D. Cycloconverter Codes : A (A) (B) (C) (D) 2 3 2 3 B 3 2 3 2 C 1 4 4 1 D 4 1 1 4 List II 1. Fixed DC to variable voltage and
variable frequency AC

2. Fixed DC to variable DC 3. Fixed AC to variable DC 4. Fixed AC to variable frequency AC

MCQ 68

Turn-on and turn-off times of transistor depend on (A) static characteristic (B) junction capacitances (C) current gain (D) None of the above
MCQ 69

Match List I (Characteristic/Action) with List II (Observations) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the list : List I List II

A. Turn-on time of thyristor 1. Depends on junction capacitances B. Turn-on time of transistor 2. Is the sum of delay and rise times C. Rate of rise of gate 3. Thyristor switches back to Offcurrent in thyristor state
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www.gatehelp.com D. If the gate pulse is 4. Affect the delay time removed, when the thyristor is carrying a current, less than latching current Codes : A (A) (B) (C) (D) 2 1 2 1 B 1 2 1 2 C 4 3 3 4 D 3 4 4 3

MCQ 70

An ideal chopper operating at a frequency of 500 Hz, supplies a load having resistance of 3 ohms and inductance of 9 mH from a 60 V battery. The mean value of the load voltage for on/off ratio of 4/1, (assuming that load is shunted by a perfect commutating diode and battery is loss-less) is (A) 240 V (B) 48 V (C) 15 V (D) 4 V
MCQ 71

The characteristic features of discontinuous conduction compared to continuous conduction in a four-pulse, single-phase bridge converter are (A) Larger average value of load voltage and larger ripple-content (B) Larger average value of load voltage and smaller ripple-content (C) Smaller average value of load voltage and smaller ripple-content (D) Smaller average value of load voltage and larger ripple-content
MCQ 72

If the r.m.s source voltage is V volts, the minimum and maximum values of firing angles for a single-phase, half-wave controlled rectifier,
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MCQ 73

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(B) = sin1 (40/ 2 V) and 180c

An AC voltage-regulator using back-to-back connected SCRs is feeding an RL load. The SCR firing angle < ( is power factor angle of the load). If SCRs are fired using short-duration gate pulses, the output load-voltage waveform will be (A) Symmetrical chopped a.c. voltage (B) Half-wave rectified (C) Full-wave rectified (D) Sinusoidal
MCQ 74

In a self-controlled synchronous motor fed from a variable frequency inverter (A) The rotor poles invariably have damper windings (B) There are stability problems (C) The speed of the rotor decides stator frequency (D) The frequency of the stator decides the rotor speed
MCQ 75

A d.c. source is switched in steps to synthesize the three-phase output. The basic three-phase bridge inverter can be controlled. The angle through which each switch conducts, and at any instant the number of switches conducting simultaneously are, respectively (A) 120c and 02 (B) 120c and 03 (C) 180c and 02 (D) 180c and 04
MCQ 76
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For a single-phase, full-bridge inverter supplying power to a highly inductive load as shown above, the correct sequence of operation of switches and diodes is (A) S1 S 4 S 3 S2 S1 S 4 S 3 S2 (B) S1 S2 D1 D2 S 3 S 4 D 3 D 4 (C) S1 D 3 S1 S 4 S 4 D2 D2 D 3 (D) S2 D 4 D 4 D1 D1 D 3 S 3 S2
MCQ 77

A single-phase, half-bridge inverter has input voltage of 48 V DC. Inverter is feeding a load of 2.4 . The rms output voltage at fundamental frequency is (A) 2 # 48 V (B) 2 # 48 V 2 (C) 2 # 48 V

(D) 2 # 48 V 2 2
MCQ 78

A boost-regulator has an input voltage of 5 V and the average output voltage of 15 V. The duty cycle is (A) 3/2 (B) 2/3 (C) 5/2 (D) 15/2
MCQ 79
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MCQ 80

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Assertion (A) : The critical rate of change of forward-voltage is the value of dv/dt , at which the device just goes into conduction without a gate pulse. Reason (R) : Thyristors go to a state of conduction with the application of sharp rate of change of forward-voltage in the absence of gate pulse, even before the break-forward voltage limit is reached.
YEAR 2002 MCQ 81

When cathode of a thyristor is made more positive than its anode (A) all the junctions are reverse biased (B) outer junctions are reverse biased and central one is forward biased (C) outer junctions are forward biased and central one is reverse biased
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MCQ 82

The sharing of the voltages between thyristors operating in series is influenced by the (A) di/dt capabilities (B) dv/dt capabilities (C) junction temperatures (D) static v -i characteristics and leakage currents
MCQ 83

R -C snubber is used in parallel with the thyristor to (A) reduce dv/dt across it (B) reduce di/dt through it (C) limit current through the thyristor (D) ensure its conduction after gate signal is removed
MCQ 84

For a step up d.c.-d.c. chopper with an input d.c. voltage of 220 volts, if the output voltage required is 330 volts and the non-conducting time of thyristor-chopper is 100 s , the ON time of thyristor-chopper would be (A) 66.6 s (B) 100 s (C) 150 s (D) 200 s
MCQ 85

A thyristor controlled reactor is used to get (A) variable resistance (B) variable capacitance (C) variable inductance (D) improved reactor power factor
MCQ 86
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MCQ 87

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The operation of an inverter fed induction motor can be shifted from motoring to regenerative braking by (A) reversing phase sequence (B) reducing inverter voltage (C) decreasing inverter frequency (D) increasing inverter frequency
MCQ 88

In a three-phase full wave a.c. to d.c. converter, the ratio of output ripple-frequency to the supply-voltage frequency is (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 6 (D) 12
MCQ 89

A 6-phase bridge converter feeds a purely resistive load. The delay angle is measured from the point of natural-commutation. The effective control of natural-commutation. The effective control of voltage can be obtained when lies in the range (A) 0 # # 105c (B) 0 # # 120c (C) 0 # # 150c (D) 0 # # 180c
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MCQ 90

a.c. voltage regulators are widely used in (A) traction drives (B) fan drives (C) synchronous motor drives (D) slip power recovery scheme of slip-ring induction motor
MCQ 91

When fed from a fully controlled rectifier, a d.c. motor, driving an active load, can operate in (A) forward motoring and reverse braking mode (B) forward motoring and forward braking mode (C) reverse motoring and reverse braking mode (D) reverse motoring and forward braking mode
MCQ 92

Compared to a single-phase half-bridge inverter, the output power of a single-phase full-bridge inverter is higher by a factor of (A) 12 (B) 8 (C) 4 (D) 2
MCQ 93

In a switched-mode power supply (SMPS), after conversion of a.c. supply to a highly filtered d.c. voltage, a switching transistor is switched ON and OFF at a very high speed by a pulse width modulator (PWM) which generates very-high frequency square pulses. The frequency of the pulses is typically in the range of (A) 100 Hz - 200 Hz (B) 500 Hz - 1 kHz (C) 2 kHz - 5 kHz (D) 20 kHz - 50 kHz
MCQ 94
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MCQ 95

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A 3-phase cycloconverter is used to obtain a variable-frequency single-phase a.c. output. The single phase a.c. load is 220 V, 60 A at a power factor of 0.6 lagging. The rms value of input voltage per phase required is (A) 376.2 V (B) 311.12 V (C) 266 V (D) 220 V

YEAR 2001 MCQ 96

Match List I (1- Rectifier topology-feeding resistive load) with List II (Average output voltage) and select the correct answer : ( is the firing angle) List I A. Uncontrolled-half wave B. Controlled-half wave C. Controlled-full wave D. Semi-contorlled Codes : A (A) (B) (C) 3 1 3 B 2 4 4 C 4 2 2 D 1 3 1
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List II 1. Vpeak / (1 + cos ) 2. 2Vpeak / cos 3. Vpeak / 4. Vpeak /2 (1 + cos )

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Direction : The following item consist of two statements, one labelled as Assertion A and the other labelled as Reason R. You are to examine these two statements carefully and decide if the Assertion A and the Reason R are individually true and if so, whether the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion. Select your answers to these items using the codes given below. Codes : (A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A (B) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A (C) A is true but R is false (D) A is false but R is true
MCQ 97

Assertion (A) : High frequency power supplies are lightweight. Reason (R) : Transformer size get reduced at high frequency.
MCQ 98

The latching current in the above circuit is 4 mA. The minimum width of the gate pulse required to turn on the thyristor is (A) 6 s (B) 4 s (C) 2 s (D) 1 s
MCQ 99

Triac cannot be used in (A) ac voltage regulators


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MCQ 100

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The snubber circuit is used in the thyristor circuits for (A) triggering (B) dv/dt protection (C) di/dt protection (D) phase shifting
MCQ 101

It is prefereable to use a train of pulse of high frequency for gate triggering of SCR in order to reduce (A) dv/dt problem (B) di/dt problem (C) the size of the pulse transformer (D) the complexity of the firing circuit
MCQ 102

A four quadrant chopper cannot be operated as (A) one quadrant chopper (B) cycloconverter (C) inverter (D) bi-directional rectifier
MCQ 103

Match List I (Waveforms) with List II (Descriptions) and select the correct answer :

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List II 1. 2. 3.
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Single phase fully controlled ac to dc converter Voltage commutated dc to dc chopper with input dc voltage E . Phase voltage of a three phase inverter with 180c conduction and input dc voltage E .

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Codes : A (A) (B) (C) (D) 3 5 3 5 B 4 1 1 4 C 1 4 4 1 D 5 2 5 2

MCQ 104

The total harmonic distortion (THD) of ac supply input current of rectifiers is maximum for (A) single-phase diode rectifier with dc inductive f filter (B) 3-phase diode rectifier with dc inductive filter (C) 3-phase thyristor with inductive filter (D) Single-phase diode rectifier with capacitive filter
MCQ 105

A single phase ac voltage controller feeding a pure resistance load has a load voltage of 200 V(rms) when fed from a source of 250 V(rms). The input power factor of the controller is (A) 0.64 (B) 0.8 (C) 0.894 (D) Difficult to estimate because of insufficiency of data
MCQ 106

In a thyristor-controlled rectifier, the firing angle of thyristor is to be controlled in the range of (A) 0c to 90c (B) 0c to 180c (C) 90c to 180c (D) 90c to 270c
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MCQ 107

A 3-phase wound rotor induction motor is controlled by a choppercontrolled resistance in its rotor circuit. A resistance of 2 is connected in the rotor circuit and a resistance of 4 is additionally connected during OFF periods of the chopper. The average resistance in the rotor circuit for the copper frequency of 200 Hz is (A) 26/5 (B) 24/5 (C) 18/5 (D) 16/5
MCQ 108

The most suitable solid state converter for controlling the speed of the three-phase cage motor at 25 Hz is (A) cycloconverter (B) current source inverter (C) voltage source inverter (D) load commutated inverter
MCQ 109

In case of voltage source inverter, free-wheeling can be needed for the load of (A) inductive nature (B) capacitive nature (C) resistive nature (D) back emf nature
MCQ 110

PWM switching is preferred in voltage source inverters for the purpose of (A) controlling output voltage (B) output harmonics (C) reducing filter size (D) controlling output voltage, output harmonics and reducing filter size
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MCQ 111

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Which one of the following is not the advantage of solid state switching of ac capacitors into ac supply over relay-based switching ? (A) low transients (B) low losses (C) fast response (D) long life
MCQ 112

The most suitable device for high frequency inversion in SMPS is (A) BJT (B) IGBT (C) MOSFET (D) GTO
MCQ 113

The quality of output ac voltage of a cycloconverter is improved with (A) increase in output voltage at reduced frequency (B) increase in output voltage at increased frequency (C) decrease in output voltage at reduced frequency (D) decrease in output voltage at increased frequency
MCQ 114

A cycloconverter is operating on a 50 Hz supply. The range of output frequency that can be obtained with acceptable quality, is (A) 0 - 16 Hz (B) 0 - 32 Hz (C) 0 - 64 Hz (D) 0 - 128 Hz

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