frequency converter


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frequency converter

[′frē·kwən·sē kən‚vərd·ər]
(electricity)
A circuit, device, or machine that changes an alternating current from one frequency to another, with or without a change in voltage or number of phases. Also known as frequency changer; frequency translator.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The central unit is used for monitoring the parameters of the static frequency converter (C.S.F.) that supplies the three-phase asynchronous motor as well as for the local control of the motor.
Symantec is careful not to say definitively that Stuxnet was targeting a nuclear facility, but notes that "frequency converter drives that output over 600Hz are regulated for export in the United States by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as they can be used for uranium enrichment."
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Available from 7.5 to 60 hp and with capacities up to 812 cfm at 3 psig, the series features an efficient tri-lobe blower design and a selection between a reduced voltage starter or a frequency converter.
The 3 kW (4 hp) spindles each are powered by a high frequency converter and are equipped with a liquid cooling system that dissipates the heat generated by the spindle bearings and motor.
(Dohle makes smaller powder-fed units.) Output is adjustable by a frequency converter. The unit weighs 40 lb and fits in a suitcase.
ABB's frequency converter converts standard line frequency of 50 or 60 Hz up to 300 Hz.

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