Characteristic comparison of the superconducting fault current limiter with various bypass reactors

Ki Sung Chang, Dong Keun Park, Seong Eun Yang, Young Jae Kim, Sung Yul Chu, Min Cheol Ahn, Tae Kuk Ko

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A resistive superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) has two drawbacks-relatively higher impedance and longer recovery time than the requirement of the electric power system. A parallel-connected bypass reactor (BPR) can be a solution to both problems. As a stage of proof-of-concept, an SFCL comprised of an YBCO S/N switch and a Bi2223-BPR had been presented in the former paper. Although the previous one has shorter recovery time, the generated impedance after a fault was too low to satisfy the requirement of the power system. To apply the SFCL into the power system, the SFCL has proper impedance during the fault. Therefore, we proposed bypass reactors to achieve higher impedance than the previous one in this paper. The SFCLs with a bypass reactor were fabricated and short-circuit test with the SFCLs were conducted. The test results were compared in point of current limiting characteristics and recovery. This research would be applied to a conceptual design of BPR.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5433263
Pages (from-to)1190-1193
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun

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Funding Information:
Manuscript received October 20, 2009. First published March 18, 2010; current version published May 28, 2010. This work was supported in part by a Grant from the center for Applied Superconductivity Technology of the 21st Century Frontier R&D Program funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, KOREA (M104KJ010004-08K1001-00430). This study was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) Grant funded by the Korea government (MEST 2009-0085369).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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