Single-Armature Converter

Converter, Single-Armature

 

an electrical machine for converting alternating current to direct current (or the reverse). In contrast to an adjustable voltage system, the single-armature converter functions both as a motor and a generator simultaneously, owing to the special design of its armature. Used extensively until the mid-20th century in traction substations, it is being replaced by mercury arc and semiconductor power rectifiers.

REFERENCE

Kostenko, M. P., and L. M. Piotrovskii. Elektricheskie mashiny, 3rd ed., part 2. Moscow-Leningrad, 1973.
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