In this chapter, firstly, converter types of switched reluctance motor (SRM) are described. Current control structure of SRM, which has six stator and four rotor poles, over an asymmetric bridge converter, is also explained. While feeding SRM by an AC grid, grid voltages have to be converted to DC voltage; to realize this conversion, in order to obtain high power factor and sinusoidal grid current, power factor correction (PFC) circuits must be used. In this study, an asymmetric bridge converter of SRM is fed by three‐phase PFC boost converter that consists of uncontrolled diode rectifier and DC‐DC boost converter with high frequency operation. PFC boost converter is controlled by nonlinear control algorithm. By means of the simulations that are conducted by MATLAB/Simulink, grid voltage and current, current harmonics of each phase, three‐phase currents of phases, flux, and current of SRM are presented. Simulation results show that proposed SRM that is fed by three‐phase PFC boost converter system gives the desired performance, for both grid and SRM side.
Part of the book: Switched Reluctance Motor