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Differential buck single phase grid connected AC-DC converter with active power decoupling using a flipping Capacitor

Gottardo, Davide; De Lillo, Liliana; Empringham, Lee; Costabeber, Alessando

Authors

Davide Gottardo

Liliana De Lillo eezld@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Lee Empringham lee.empringham@nottingham.ac.uk

Alessando Costabeber alessandro.costabeber@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

This paper introduces a new single-phase AC-DC converter capable of achieving independent voltage control across a dedicated power decoupling capacitor, by exploiting the same full bridge that controls the grid current in combination with two bidirectional switches, soft com¬mutated at the line frequency (ZVS). A suitable control of the capacitor voltage is used to completely decouple pulsating grid power from the DC-link, enabling the use of smaller film capacitors instead of electrolytic capacitors for power decoupling, improving reliability and increasing power density. This is achieved without additional high switching frequency devices. Furthermore, the interference occurring between rectified grid current and power decoupling capac¬itor current is exploited in order to reduce the RMS current in the full bridge, thus improving conversion efficiency.


This work is being developed at University of Nottingham within the framework of project SENSIBLE.

Publication Date Apr 18, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Gottardo, D., De Lillo, L., Empringham, L., & Costabeber, A. (2017). Differential buck single phase grid connected AC-DC converter with active power decoupling using a flipping Capacitor
Keywords Stress, Power electronics
Publisher URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7972438/
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