Development of 220 V/300 a class non-inductive winding type fault current limiter using 2G HTS wire

Dong Keun Park, Min Cheol Ahn, Seong Eun Yang, Yong Soo Yoon, Bok Yeol Seok, Chanjoo Lee, Ho Myung Chang, Tae Kuk Ko

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As a part of the 21st Century Frontier R&D Program in Korea being performed from 2004, a non-inductive winding type superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) is being developed. The target of the second year In phase II of the program is to develop a 220 V/300 A class non-inductive winding type SFCL as a prototype for a 13.2 kV/630 A class, the final goal of phase II. This SFCL has three solenoid type non-inductively wound coils in series using a 2G high temperature superconducting (HTS) wire and it was tested in sub-cooled nitrogen of 65 K, 1 atm. A coil which is composed of four parallel windings in a bobbin and winding directions are opposite to have non-inductive characteristics. Three coils were connected in series and the total length of 108 m of 2G HTS wire was used. Short-circuit tests were performed at applied voltage of 220 V and the SFCL limited the fault current to a few kA extents at the tests. Recovery time of the SFCL was measured after short-circuit tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1863-1866
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun

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Funding Information:
Manuscript received August 29, 2006. This research was supported by a grant from the Center for Applied Superconductivity Technology of the 21st Century Frontier R&D Program funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea. D. K. Park, S. E. Yang, and T. K. Ko are with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (e-mail: M. C. Ahn is with the Korea Electrical Engineering & Science Research Institute, Seoul, Korea (e-mail: Y. S. Yoon is with the Department of Electric Engineering, Ansan College of Technology, Ansan, Korea (e-mail: C. Lee and B.-Y. Seok are with the Electro-Mechanical Research Institute, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Yonin, Korea (e-mail:; H.-M. Chang is with Cryogenic Engineering Lab., Hongik University, Seoul, Korea (e-mail: Color versions of one or more of the figures in this paper are available online at Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TASC.2007.897756

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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