Power Electronics Fundamentals

10 sections | 24 lectures | 3hr 45min

Learn about rectifiers, DC-to-DC converts, and inverters with our Power Electronics Fundamentals online course. Earn 3 PDHs for professional engineers.


Course Description

This course is designed to provide a complete overview of one of the main areas of electrical engineering and power engineering: power electronics. The three main types of power electronics devices (i.e., rectifiers, dc-to-dc converters, and inverters) are discussed in detail in the lectures. For each device, the ideal circuit is discussed along with different circuit topologies to provide a wide range of practical uses.

By learning how rectifiers, dc-to-dc converters, and inverters are designed, you will learn the fundamentals for designing your own power electronics devices, such as battery chargers, switched-mode power supplies, solar inverters, and variable frequency drives, among others.

Throughout the course, practical numerical problems are solved to aid your understanding of power electronics. Additionally, the course includes an exam with 15 questions to test your knowledge. Three articles are also provided so you can learn by reading as well as videos.

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What You'll Learn

  • Learn about the uses of power electronics rectifiers, dc-to-dc converters, and inverters
  • Understand and analyze buck (step-down), boost (step-up), and buck-boost (step-down/up) dc-to-dc converter circuits
  • Understand and analyze single-phase and three-phase rectifier circuits
  • Understand and analyze single-phase and three-phase inverter circuits

Pricing Options

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Course Outline

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Course Instructor

Ricardo Romero, PE is an Electrical Engineer with over ten years of experience in Power Systems, having worked as a Power Systems Protection Engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) and Power Relaying Solutions, PLLC (PRS). He started his own power engineering consulting and online learning business in 2020 – the Romero Engineering Company. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he specialized in Power Systems, Power Electronics, and Power System Protection and Control. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Power Systems in the states of Arizona, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course grants you 3 PDHs to meet your PE licensing requirements. Please note that the final course exam must be completed and you must obtain a minimum score of 70% to obtain the PDHs.

This course includes 24 lectures, totaling roughly 3.5 hours of video lectures.

Your subscription, whether the annual or monthly options, gives you access to all courses offered by Romero Engineering Co. This includes updates to existing courses as well as any new courses.

This course is designed with three types of students in mind: professional engineers looking to meet their licensing PDH requirements, practicing engineers looking to learn more about power electronics, and engineering students looking to start learning about power electronics.

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