Novel design and operational characteristics of inductive high-Tc superconducting fault current limiter

Minseok Joo, Tae Kuk Ko

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A novel prototype of an inductive superconducting fault current limiter with an iron core and an air gap was fabricated and tested. If its impedance is not high enough to limit the fault current, then destructive damage occurs in the power system. We attained a magnetic saturation under the higher current by introducing an air gap in the three-legged magnetic core. The fault current was successfully limited to two times as much as the nominal current without high fault current within 1/4 cycles at a 60 Hz source having an effective voltage of 70 V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1005-1008
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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