Electrodynamometer Wattmeter consists of two coils, pressure coil (PC) and current coil (CC). Pressure coil is connected across the circuit. ELECTRODYNAMOMETER. WATTMETER’S. • These instruments are similar in design and construction to electrodynamometer type ammeters and voltmeters. Before we study the internal construction of electrodynamometer wattmeter, it very essential to know the principle of working of electrodynamometer type.

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Construction and Working Principle of Electrodynamometer Type Wattmeter Now let us look at constructional details of electrodynamometer. It consists of following parts. There are two types of coils present in the electrodynamometer. Moving Coil Moving coil moves the pointer with the help of electrodynamometre control instrument.

Limited of current flows through the moving coil so as to avoid heating.

Electrodynamometer Type Wattmeter Construction and Working Principle

So in order to limit the current we have connected the high value resistor in series with the moving coil. The moving is air cored and is mounted on a pivoted spindle and can move freely.

In electrodynamometer type wattmetermoving coil works as pressure coil. Hence moving coil is connected across the voltage and thus the current electrodynamometeg 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.

Electrodynamometer Type Wattmeter

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 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.


Electrodynamometer Wattmeter

Gravity control Spring control, only spring controlled systems are used in these types of wattmeter. Gravity controlled system cannot be employed because there will be appreciable amount of errors. Damping System Air friction damping is used, as eddy current damping will distort the weak operating magnetic field and thus it may leads to error. Scale There is uniform scale which is used in these types of instrument as moving coil moves linearly over a range of 40 degrees to 50 degrees on either side.

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 the product of instantaneous values of currents flowing through both the coils and the rate of change of flux linked with the circuit.

Let I 1 and I 2 be the instantaneous values of currents in pressure and current coils respectively. So the expression for the torque can be written as: Where, x is the angle. Now let the applied value of voltage across the pressure e,ectrodynamometer be Assuming the electrical resistance to the pressure coil be very high hence we can neglect reactance with respect to its resistance.

In this the impedance is equal to its electrical resistance therefore it is purely resistive. If there is phase difference between voltage and electric current, then expression for instantaneous current through current coil can be written as As current through the pressure coil is electrodynamlmeter very small compared to the current through current coil hence current through the current coil can be considered as equal to total load current.


Hence the instantaneous value of torque can be written as Average value of deflecting torque can be obtained by integrating the instantaneous torque from limit 0 to T, where T is the time period of the cycle. Advantages of Electrodynamometer Type Wattmeter Following are the advantages of electrodynamometer type wattmeter and they are written as follows: Scale is uniform upto a certain limit.

They can be used for both to measure ac as well dc quantities as scale is calibrated for both. Errors in Wathmeter Type Wattmeter Following are the errors in the electrodynamometer type wattmeters: Errors in the pressure coil inductance. Errors may be due to pressure coil capacitance.

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Errors may be due to mutual inductance effects. Errors may be due connections.

Errors caused by vibration electrodynamoemter moving system. Errors due to stray magnetic field. Dynamometer type wattmeter works on very simple principle and this principle can be stated as when any current carrying conductor is placed inside a magnetic fieldit experiences a mechanical force and due to this mechanical force deflection of conductor takes place.

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