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Energies 2017, 10(1), 50; doi:10.3390/en10010050

Thermal Impact Analysis of Circulating Current in High Power Modular Online Uninterruptible Power Supplies Application

Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstraede 111, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
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Academic Editor: Chunhua Liu
Received: 17 October 2016 / Revised: 23 December 2016 / Accepted: 26 December 2016 / Published: 4 January 2017
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Abstract

In modular uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), several DC/AC modules are required to work in parallel. This structure allows the system to be more reliable and flexible. These DC/AC modules share the same DC bus and AC critical bus. Module differences, such as filter inductor, filter capacitor, control parameters, and so on, will make it possible for the potential zero sequence current to flow among the modules. This undesired type of circulating current will bring extra losses to the power semiconductor devices in the system, which should be paid special attention in high power application scenarios. In this paper, plug’n’play modules and cycle control are discussed and validated through experimental results. Moreover, potential zero sequence circulating current impact on power semiconductor devices thermal performance is also analyzed in this paper. View Full-Text
Keywords: modular; online uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) system; thermal evaluation modular; online uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) system; thermal evaluation
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Zhang, C.; Guerrero, J.M.; Vasquez, J.C. Thermal Impact Analysis of Circulating Current in High Power Modular Online Uninterruptible Power Supplies Application. Energies 2017, 10, 50.

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