In this paper, characteristics of a thermally and magnetically triggered switch for a high-Tc superconducting (HTS) power converting system are experimentally analyzed. For verifying the efficiency of the suggested switch, current charging and discharging tests using heater-triggered switch with or without an external magnetic field are performed. Charging tests are performed with two charging sequences, i.e., CS1 and CS2. Each sequence is experimented with two kinds of heater currents to maintain different temperatures. Saturation current and saturation time are detected to calculate the pumping rate. Two discharging sequences, i.e., DS1 and DS2, are used for discharging tests with heater current to maintain 120 K. From the results, normalized load energies are calculated and compared.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National R and D Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning under Grant NRF-2015M 1A7A1A02050725.
© 2016 IEEE.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering