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Power electronics is

[e]lectronic circuits, employing switching electronic semiconductor devices, whose function is to control electrical energy and convert it from one form to another, e.g., from alternating current to direct current, or alternating current at one frequency to alternating current at another frequency.[1]

References Edit

  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., The Future of the Electric Grid, Glossary, at 264 (2011) (full-text).

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