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Thyristor Inverter fires for a moment and then it won't

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As you can see in the circuit below, I have a capacitor charged at 1000V where the idea is to fire the thyristor inverter block to build three phase currents/voltages. For PLL block I'm considering a 3ph  voltage source. Doing so, 'Load' scope shows this results


asked Apr 25, 2018 by Zrakk (18 points)

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Your circuit cannot work like this. A thyristor bridge requires a voltage on the AC side to drive the commutation current that will extinguish one thyristor when you turn on another one.

In your circuit the thyristors will not extinguish (at least not very soon...), so after a while all thyristors will conduct. At this point the phase voltages will be zero. If you wait long enough, the DC voltage will invert (due to the resonant circuit), and the thyristors will turn off once the voltage has reached its negative peak.

I suggest that you use the Probe block to have a closer look at what is going on inside the thyristor bridge.
answered Apr 26, 2018 by Wolfgang Hammer (389 points)
selected Apr 26, 2018 by Zrakk