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Experimental evaluation of hybrid cycloconverters

Klumpner, Christian; Xu, Tianning; Clare, Jon C.

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Tianning Xu

Jon C. Clare


Power converters consisting of naturally commutated thyristors such as cycloconverters and current source inverters were the first used in driving electrical motors with variable speed but now due to their inferior performance compared to forced commutated converters, their use is restricted in the high voltage/high power range where the performance and cost of forced commutated switching devices is not competitive yet. Hybrid cycloconverters proposed recently improve the performance of cycloconverters by adding an auxiliary forced commutated inverter with reduced installed power that enhances the control over the circulating current and improves the quality of the output voltage. This paper evaluates the performance of a few standard and hybrid cycloconverter arrangements using simulation and experimental results.

Conference Name Twenty-Fourth Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC'09)
End Date Feb 19, 2009
Acceptance Date Oct 3, 2008
Publication Date Feb 15, 2009
Deposit Date Jul 14, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 14, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title 2009 Twenty-Fourth Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
Keywords Constant Current Sources, Cycloconvertors, Electric Motors, Invertors, Thyristor Convertors
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Additional Information Published in: Twenty-Fourth Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, 2009 (APEC 2009). Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-422-2812-0. pp. 700-706, doi:10.1109/APEC.2009.4802737 ©2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.


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