@inproceedings{7aee409bda6c4bdf89e98a43ad33de1b,

title = "Large number of small non-linear power consumers causing power quality problems",

abstract = "In modern buildings virtually all electric loads are non-linear. The applicable standards for consumption of electrical energy do not take into account the replacement of linear loads by non-linear loads. The exemptions made in those standards for low power devices, and the widespread use of such devices result in a high harmonic distortion of the power distribution network. This paper presents the current waveform of several typical low power devices. It shows the increase in harmonic distortion in a new modern building due to a multitude of non-linear devices. Enlarging the supply by doubling the power capacity afterwards, resulted in a much lower harmonic distortion, at high costs.",

keywords = "METIS-278867, IR-78183, EWI-20622, Harmonic distortion, Power distribution network, non-linear loads",

author = "R.B. Timens and Buesink, {Frederik Johannes Karel} and V. Cuk and J.F.G. Cobben and W.L. Kling and Leferink, {Frank Bernardus Johannes}",

year = "2011",

month = sep,

day = "28",

language = "Undefined",

isbn = "978-0-9541146-3-3",

publisher = "IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society",

pages = "592--596",

booktitle = "10th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe 2011)",

note = "null ; Conference date: 26-09-2011 Through 30-09-2011",

}