Electrical Engineering

Welcome to DUPE-Power Engineering! First class Power Labs. DUPE-Power Engineering Labs provides access to the latest power systems trainers in renewable energy, power distribution and high voltage, for students, industry and the wider Deakin University community.

Whether you want to learn power engineering methods yourself, or need some additional expertise on your next project, we are here to help.

Spaces and open times

The lab is open from 8am – 5pm weekdays.

The laboratory consists of three laboratory spaces;

  • Renewable Energy Lab – KE1.111
  • Electrical Lab – KE1.121
  • High Voltage Lab – KE1.122.01

Access the lab

To obtain access to the lab and its equipment – please refer to Commencing a Project

You must have completed the following prior to using the laboratories.

Using the lab

The laboratory contains a number of different pieces of equipment as outlined below. Please select one for further information equipment specifications.

Electrical technical team

Electrical Engineering Team

James Lamont
Senior Technical Officer - Electrical
KE1.120
03 5247 9450
0417 571 684
james.lamont@deakin.edu.au

Michael Shanahan
Technical Officer - Electrical
KE1.120
03 5247 9451
michael.shanahan@deakin.edu.au

LabVolt Four-Quadrant Dynamometer/Power Supply

LabVolt Four-Quadrant Dynamometer/Power Supply
Multifunction device which can provide the following tasks:

  • Mechanical load
  • Prime mover.
  • AC/DC Power supply.
  • Wind turbine simulation
  • Solar array simulation.
  • Battery charger/discharger

LabVolt 8821 Power Supply

LabVolt 8821 Power Supply
Has the following outputs:

  • Fixed three phase AC 240/415VAC 10A
  • Variable three phase AC 0-240/415VAC 3A
  • Fixed 240VDC 1A
  • Variable 0-240VDC 5A

LabVolt 9063 Data Acquisition and Control Interface

LabVolt 9063 Data Acquisition and Control Interface
Provides PC based power, voltage and current measurement.

View technical data (PDF)

Additional LabVolt Modules

Additional LabVolt Modules
We have a large range of additional LabVolt modules available for circuit construction. Commonly used modules include the following:

  • Resistive, capacitive and inductive loads.
  • Current Transformers.
  • Voltage Transformers.
  • Motors, synchronous, induction, DC.
  • IGBT and Thyristor modules.
  • LC Filters
  • Analogue PID modules

PLC and HMI Equipment and Software

PLC and HMI Equipment and Software
The following hardware is available for use in the electrical labs:

  • Siemens PLC/HMI Trainer
  • Rockwell Micrologix PLC Trainer

Terco Power System Trainer

Terco Power System Trainer
This device simulates an electricity grid. Its primary purpose is to train individuals on the configuration and operation of power protection relays.

The unit contains the following protection units:

  • 5x ABB REF615 feeder protection modules
  • 2x ABB RET630 transformer protection modules

View further information

Terco HV9000 High Voltage Modular Training System

Terco HV9000 High Voltage Modular Training System
Used for high voltage training and research this equipment is currently being commissioned.

Specifications are as follows:

  • 5kVA continuous, 10kVA for 60 minutes.
  • Maximum output voltage 140kV RMS single phase
  • Maximum continuous output current 50mA RMS
  • Transformer Impedance 4%
  • Transformer Partial Discharge Level < 3pC @100kV

View further information

electrical technical team working in the lab

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