Single-Armature Converter

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.


Kostenko, M. P., and L. M. Piotrovskii. Elektricheskie mashiny, 3rd ed., part 2. Moscow-Leningrad, 1973.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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