|power = converter|
|A device to convert power between alternating and direct current electrical power: often, but not only, over high voltage networks|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
The tag power=converter is used to map a converter: a device allowing power transmission between alternating and direct current (HVDC) electrical power networks.
They are often located in a converter substation (605-01-07) comprises an HVDC converter device operating at high voltage.
How to map
Add a node or area at the location of the converter and tag it with power=converter and, if known, with the additional keys detailed below. Typically a converter is placed in a dedicated building called valve hall. In this case add all tags to the building.
|power||converter||Defines this node or area as an HVDC converter. Typically the converter building (valve hall) should get this tag.||mandatory|
|converter||<type of converter>||Type of converter.||recommended|
|voltage||<operating voltage>||Voltage at which the converter is operated||recommended|
|location||<location>||Physical location of the converter. The default value is indoor||recommended|
|operator||<cable operator>||Name of the company which operates this power converter||recommended|
|phases||<number of phases>||Number of different phase on the alternative side of the converter||recommended|
|poles||<number of poles>||Number of poles on the direct side of the converter||recommended|
|frequency||<operating frequency>||Given frequency in hertz at which the power converter is operating on its alternative side||optional|
|rating||<rating>||Rating in MVA at which the converter is transmuting power||optional|
|name||<name>||Name of this power converter.||optional|
|ref||<reference>||Reference of this power converter||optional|
|converter||lcc||A line commutated converter (LCC) uses thyristor based valves and is the most common type. This is the default value.|
|vsc||A newer type is the transistor-based voltage source converter (VSC).|
|back-to-back||A back-to-back converter couples two AC networks that are not synchronous or operate at different frequencies. There is no external DC power transmission link|
|motor_generator||Motor generator converters refers to an electromechanical system with rotating electrical machines for converting electrical energy from the public power grid in traction current for the electrical supply of rail vehicles.|