Effect of Solid-State on Load Distribution Transformer Tap-Changer on Power Quality Enhancement


1 Electerical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

2 Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran


Recently electronic tap-changer has received more attention due to its quick response, better performance and simpler maintenance compared to the mechanical tap-changer. This paper presents the capability of the distribution transformer equipped with an electronic tap-changer for improving power quality. At this end, the analytical computation for determining the compensating limit of electronic tap-changer is given and then this system is simulated in order to show its capabilities for power quality enhancement. Meanwhile, the impact of the electronic tap-changer in power quality parameter improvement is compared with that of other custom power tools.