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HVDC back to back system

  1. Oct 18, 2013 #1

    The above diagram is for HVDC back to back system. My question is why do we call it back to back system?

    Could someone please help me here?

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  3. Oct 18, 2013 #2


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    It's a sports metaphor - like two games, back to back.

    In this case it is because you see an AC system connected at one end, and another at the other end: back to back.
  4. Oct 18, 2013 #3
    Could you please explain it? I am guessing "the two games happening immediately one after another. Correct?"
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  6. Oct 18, 2013 #5
    The simplest configuration is the back-to-back interconnection in which two converters are on the
    same site without a transmission line.

    Could someone please indicate the similarity between the bold part of the above sentence and the HVDC back-to-back system diagram above?
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