The Coordination of Transient Protection
for Solid-State Power Conversion Equipment
Corporate Research and Development
General Electric Company
Schenectady, New York, USA
© 1982 IEEE
Reprinted, with permission, from Conference Record,
1982 IEEE/IAS International Semiconductor Power Converter Conference, May 1982.
Part 6 – Tutorials
Part 8 – Coordination of Cascaded SPDs
This paper was presented as a tutorial aimed at a semiconductor-oriented audience, giving an overview of the origin
of transient overvoltages and of IEEE and IEC documents under consideration in the early eighties, identifying and
categorizing transients. A brief review of available techniques and devices follows, with a description of the
principles of coordinated protection, specific experimental examples, and results reconciling the unknown with the
realities of equipment...