Capacitor Bank Switching using a microcontroller

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by iceman11`, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. iceman11`

    Thread Starter Active Member

    May 4, 2007
    good day all, i was wondering if products existed where i can connect a capacitor bank, directly to a microcontroller for control of its switching in a induction motor voltage regulation application.
    traditionally this is done using contacts or something since the ratings of the capacitors in the banks are about 400 V AC, so i am wondering if there are any products out there which would save me the time in building some form of opto-isolating circuit, for connection of tha bank to the micro, since it has such mechanisms and circuits built into it, so all i do is connect my micro to the bank.i have looked on the net, but i cant find anything.

    if some one can offer advice, or a link to a website that help itl be highly appreciated.


  2. subtech

    Senior Member

    Nov 21, 2006