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Title: A microcontrolled power supply for a domestic microwave oven
Author: Baird, I. P. T.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1994
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Microwve ovens have become a permanent feature in most domestic kitchens since they were first introduced in the early sixties. The operation and limitations concerning the size and efficiency of the existing power supply is examined. The conventional power supply is large and does not allow for any form of power control. The new power supply has allowed for a reduction in size of the high voltage transformer, required in a microwave oven, with increased operating efficiency. A comparison between the existing system and the new power supply has been performed with the results included in this thesis. The microcontrolled power supply has been developed and tested to provide variable output power control. A non intrusive infra red detector is used to measure surface temperature. The output power of the microwave oven will be calculated in real time depending upon the surface temperature of the food substance.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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