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IJIET 2019 Vol.9(12): 933-937 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.12.1329

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Protected Transformer Banking Trainer Kit for Electrical Engineering Education

Anthony M. Minoza, Blondie T. Sanchez, and Jayson C. Loreto

Abstract—This research will bridge the gap between theoretical concepts of transformer banking and its actual operation without risking the safety of the students as well as the initiating personnel for the laboratory exercises. In electrical engineering, the concept of transformers is very essential to the success of engineering students in terms of electrical engineering applications. Thus, learning the basic of transformers should be taught properly in universities. However, the danger of dealing with high voltages in a range of 220 Vac and above should be taken seriously. To address this problem, a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) will be integrated into the system. Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is an industrial solid-state computer that monitors inputs and outputs and makes logic-based decisions for automated processes or machines. The integration of PLC into the system configuration of any transformer banking served as the protection system. Students will be able to learn on how to configure the four (4) different types of transformer banking, namely, (a) delta-wye; (b) wye-delta; (c) delta-delta; and (d) wye-wye. The interconnection of the system is made possible with the aid of relays. The problem with transformer banking is whenever students misconfigured the connection there is a big chance of damaging the equipment and hurting the user. With this trainer, the equipment is being protected along with the user. The trainer developed in this research will be a good equipment to fully grasp the concept of transformers and best way for the students to expand their knowledge towards electrical engineering.

Index Terms—Logic controller, plc, three-phase transformer, trainer kit, transformer banking.

The authors are with the Caraga State University, Cabadbaran City, Philippines (e-mail: anthony.minoza@gmail.com, sanchezbt@yahoo.com, jaysonloreto12@gmail.com).


Cite: Anthony M. Minoza, Blondie T. Sanchez, and Jayson C. Loreto, "Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Protected Transformer Banking Trainer Kit for Electrical Engineering Education," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 933-937, 2019.

Copyright © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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