Resistence Box


Resistance boxes are used to add resistance into an electric motor circuit for modifying the performance characteristic of slipring induction motors of EOT cranes, rubber mills, steel rolling mills, cement mills, power plants, conveyors, coke oven, blowers etc. For speed control and developing starting torque with low starting currents. They are also used as Dynamic Braking Resistor for VVVF AC drives, electric loading of ac alternators, degenerators and dynamometers. Resistors are designed to meet requirements of both A.C. & D.C. applications.


Technical Data
Dynamic Breaking Resistor

Type Of Grid Punched Grid
Cooling Natural Aircooled
Resistors Material Stainless Steel / Fechral
Enclosure Sheet Steel (Galvanized)
Mounting Floor Mounting Horizontal
Cable Entry Bottom
Protection Degree IP-20 / IP-21 / IP-23 / IP-33.
Over Ambient Temperature 375° C
Current Rating 8 Amps ——-3000 Amps
Connections Series / Parallel
Voltage 600 V
Terminals 3/8″
Other Voltage 1100/3300 V on request


Braking Resistors are used in the d. c. Link of the frequency converter. A braking chopper activates the resistor. If the output frequency converter drops-be it by a control process, a drop in speed or a braking operation-below the current operating frequency of the motor, the motor takes on the function of a generator. The consequence is arise in the link voltage. If this voltage exceeds the specific value of the unit in question, chopper will activate the braking resistor. If the voltage drops to a value just above the grid voltage of the link, the chopper will interrupt the circuit. This process will be repeated until the motor speed once again matches the applied operating frequency. The braking resistor takes on the energy and converts it into heat.


Braking resistor operating modes

Braking resistors are usually only activated for a short time, save the braking energy and give off the short time, save the braking energy and give off the stored heat to the environment during the breaks when they are inactive. This is intermittent operation with a cyclic duration factor (c.d.f) indicated in % of the duty cycle time. The duty cycle time tsp is calculated from the total of the braking time to plus resting time tr. The overload capacity of the resistor is dependent on the thermal time constant and thus on the design, among others.


The resistance value of the braking resistors

In general, the resistance value of a braking resistor is not critical, If may range between the lowest value of the admissible value for the braking chopper and a maximum value where the required braking performance is still achieved. Assuming a standard reserved of 25% which takes into account the manufacturing tolerance and the resistance change due to heating up as well as the lower mean value of the link voltage as compared with the chopper activating voltage, the maximum value for the braking resistor is calculated as: