how to change the frequency of supply ????

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  1. lesin akbar

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    can any one help me in solving out this thing ? I need to change the frequency of the 230v ac power supply using the microcontroller(89c51). and what if the load takes high current ? which is the best method ?
     
  2. Papabravo

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    If your little friends told this was possible on the cheap then they were wrong. The only way I can see this happening is to use a motor coupled to a generator that will produce the correct output.
     
  3. lesin akbar

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    i just had this thought because i thought of the thing which we do with lower power. ie first to bring ac to dc(after stepping down) then use an oscillator for the desired freqency.
     
  4. recca02

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    that is the principle used in Variable frequency drives.
    try a google search on those and inverters,IGBT etc.
    first the ac is rectified and then a desired frequency of output ac is obtained by controlling the firing rate of the IGBT/mosfet etc.
     
  5. cumesoftware

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    No. Explanation below.

    It is indeed possible to do that. Computer PSUs work that way. The current is first converted to DC and then pulse modulated to feed a high frequency transformer. the advantage of doing this is that high frequency transformers are smaller that 50Hz ones with the same VA rating.

    Indeed.
     
  6. Papabravo

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    I forgot to mention that my assumption was that with a sine wave in he would want a sine wave out. The AC-DC-AC conversion doesn't produce a sine wave out -- does it?

    That is why I suggested the motor generator combination.
     
  7. cumesoftware

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    It is still possible to produce a sine wave using a signal generator. Although a motor generator combination might be simpler to implement.
     
  8. lesin akbar

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    yes i think the pulse generated will be smoothen by passing thru an induction coil.
     
  9. cumesoftware

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    I don't think it will be a sine wave, though.
     
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