IEEJ Transactions on Fundamentals and Materials
Online ISSN : 1347-5533
Print ISSN : 0385-4205
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Historical Review of Electric Household Appliances using Induction-Heating and Future Challenging Trends
Izuo HirotaHidekazu YamashitaHideki OmoriMutsuo Nakaoka
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2004 Volume 124 Issue 8 Pages 713-719


This paper presents historical progress on technology evolution of the electric and electronic household appliances using the inverter, especially for Induction-Heating applications, which have been put in practical use as the desk-top cooker for the first time at home in 1974 until being applied to the rice cooker and the multi-burner cooking heater. It also describes the future innovative evolution of the power semiconductor switching devices and the inverter circuit topologies supporting its progressive developments. Looking back its progress, the future trends on consumer power electronics is discussed on the practical problem in the future.

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© 2004 by the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
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