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How to resolve delta connected systems? Back to FAQ

Delta connected components of power distribution system should be converted to wye connection before the MVA method implemented in the ARCAD online short circuit calculator can be applied. If the new set has values properly selected, the behavior at the end terminals and the performance of the remainder of the system will be unaffected by the substitution. Figure shows three impedances connected in a delta configuration, and three impedances connected in a wye configuration. Looking into any two terminals, the two connections will be equivalent if corresponding input, output and transfer impedances are equal.

Lets D1, D2, D3 assume MVA ratings for the delta connected components. Y1, Y2, Y3 are the wye connected equivalents to be calculated.

The formulas below are suitable for the conversion of loads of equal X/R ratio. The X/R ratio doesn't change upon the conversion:

S = (D1 x D2) + (D2 x D3) + (D3 x D1)

Y1 = S / D1
Y2 = S / D2
Y3 = S / D3
Use the convertor below for delta connected loads of arbitrary X/R ratio. Delta connected SC MVA and X/R should be numerical above 0:
  
D1
SC MVA
D2
SC MVA
D3
SC MVA
XR1
X/R
XR2
X/R
XR3
X/R
 

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