A traditional Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) has higher efficiency than a Current Voltage Source (CSI) due to the less conduction power loss. However, the reverse recovery of the free-wheeling diode limits the efficiency improvement for the silicon devices based hard-switching VSI. The traditional quasi-soft-switching inverter can alternate between VSI and CSI by using a proper control scheme and thereby reduce the power losses caused by the reverse recovery of the free-wheeling diode. Nevertheless, slightly extra conduction power loss of the auxiliary switch is also introduced. In order to reduce the extra conduction power loss and the voltage stress across the DC-link capacitor, a modified two-level three-phase quasi-soft-switching inverter is proposed by using a SiC MOSFET instead of an IGBT. The principle of the modified two-level three-phase quasi-soft-switching inverter is analyzed in detail. And the performance is verified through simulations and experiments on a 5 kW/380 V three-phase prototype.
|Konference||Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2014|
|By||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Periode||16/03/2014 → 20/03/2014|
|Navn||I E E E Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition. Conference Proceedings|