An Overview of Condition Monitoring Techniques for Capacitors in DC-Link Applications

Zhaoyang Zhao, Pooya Davari, Weiguo Lu, Huai Wang, Frede Blaabjerg

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Capacitors are widely used in dc links of power electronic converters to balance power, suppress voltage ripple, and store short-term energy. Condition monitoring (CM) of dc-link capacitors has great significance in enhancing the
reliability of power converter systems. Over the past few years, many efforts have been made to realize CM of dc-link capacitors. This paper gives an overview and a comprehensive comparative evaluation of them with emphasis on the application objectives, implementation methods, and monitoring accuracy when being used. First, the design procedure for the condition monitoring of
capacitors is introduced. Second, the main capacitor parameters estimation principles are summarized. According to these principles, various possible CM methods are derived in a step-by-step manner. On this basis, a comprehensive review and comparison of CM schemes for different types of dc-link
applications are provided. Finally, application recommendations and future research trends are presented.
TidsskriftI E E E Transactions on Power Electronics
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)3692-3716
Antal sider25
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2021


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