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Electrodynamometer Type Wattmeter
Construction and Working Principle of Electrodynamometer Type WattmeterNow let us look at constructional details of electrodynamometer. It consists of following parts There are two types of coils present in the electrodynamometer. They are :
Moving Coil Moving coil moves the pointer with the help of spring control instrument. A limited amount of current flows through the moving coil so as to avoid heating. So in order to limit the current we have connect the high value resistor in series with the moving coil. The moving is air cored and is mounted on a pivoted spindle and can moves freely. In electrodynamometer type wattmeter, moving coil works as pressure coil. Hence moving coil is connected across the voltage and thus the current flowing through this coil is always proportional to the voltage. Fixed Coil The fixed coil is divided into two equal parts and these are connected in series with the load, therefore the load current will flow through these coils. Now the reason is very obvious of using two fixed coils instead of one, so that it can be constructed to carry considerable amount of electric current. These coils are called the current coils of electrodynamometer type wattmeter. Earlier these fixed coils are designed to carry the current of about 100 amperes but now the modern wattmeter are designed to carry current of about 20 amperes in order to save power. Control System Out of two controlling systems i.e.
- Gravity control
- Spring control, only spring controlled systems are used in these types of wattmeter. Gravity controlled system cannot be employed because they will appreciable amount of errors.
Now let us derive the expressions for the controlling torque and deflecting torques. In order to derive these expressions let us consider the circuit diagram given below: We know that instantaneous torque in electrodynamic type instruments is directly proportional to product of instantaneous values of currents flowing through both the coils and the rate of change of flux linked with the circuit. Let I1 and I2 be the instantaneous values of currents in pressure and current coils respectively. So the expression for the torque can be written as:
Advantages of Electrodynamometer Type WattmeterFollowing are the advantages of electrodynamometer type wattmeters and they are written as follows:
- Scale is uniform upto certain limit.
- They can be used for both to measure ac as well dc quantities as scale is calibrated for both.
Errors in Electrodynamometer Type WattmeterFollowing are the errors in the electrodynamometer type wattmeters:
- Errors in the pressure coil inductance.
- Errors may be due to pressure coil capacitance.
- Errors may be due to mutual inductance effects.
- Errors may be due connections.(i.e. pressure coil is connected after current coil)
- Error due to Eddy currents.
- Errors caused by vibration of moving system.
- Temperature error.
- Errors due to stray magnetic field.
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