What are the major objectives of power electronics?

These applications cover a broad power range, from a few tens to hundreds of megawatts. More power electronics will be used as power semiconductor devices become more efficient and less expensive.

  • Residential
    • Freezers and refrigerators
    • Heating of space
    • Air conditioning
    • Cooking
    • Lighting
    • Electronics (PCs and other entertainment equipment)
  • Commercial
    • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
    • Central refrigeration
    • Lighting
    • Computers and office equipment
    • Uninterruptible power supplies, (UPSs),
    • Elevators
  • Industrial
    • Pumps
    • Compressors
    • Blowers and fans
    • Machine tools (robots).
    • Induction and arc furnaces
    • Lighting
    • Industrial lasers
    • Induction heating
    • Welding
  • Transport
    • Electric vehicles have traction control
    • Batteries chargers for electric cars
    • Electric locomotives
    • Street cars, trolley buses
    • Subways
    • Electronics for automobiles, including engine controls
  • Utility systems
    • HVDC
    • SVC
    • Additional energy sources (wind, photo voltaic), fuel cell
    • Energy storages systems
    • Boiler feedwater pumps and induced draft fans
  • Aerospace
    • Spacecraft power supply systems
    • Satellite power systems
    • Power systems for aircraft
  • Telecommunications
    • Batterie chargers
    • Power supplies (dc, UPS)

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