A high-Tc superconducting (HTS) DC reactor has been developed as a part of DC reactor type superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) rated on 6.6 kV/200 A. The DC reactor was a solenoid coil and was wound with a 4-parallel stacked tape. This coil has 5 layers which are connected in series each other. The inductance of the coil is about 84 mH. This paper deals with the design, fabrication and testing of the DC reactor. For this design of the coil, a prototype solenoid coil had been used. Using the experimental result of a prototype solenoid, the number of stacks and the inductance were designed. The winding machine for the HTS solenoid was manufactured. Using this machine, the large-scale HTS solenoid using a Bi-2223 tape was fabricated successfully. Characteristics of the fabricated coil were observed through a measurement of voltage as current transportation.
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Manuscript received October 21, 2003. This work was supported by a grant from Center for Applied Superconductivity Technology of the 21st Century Frontier R&D Program funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering