Loss Characteristics of 6.5 kV RC-IGBT Applied to a Traction Converter
Abstract6.5 kV level IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) modules are widely applied in megawatt locomotive (MCUs) traction converters, to achieve an upper 3.5 kV DC link, which is beneficial for decreasing power losses and increasing the power density. Reverse Conducting IGBT (RC-IGBT) constructs the conventional IGBT function and freewheel diode function in a single chip, which has a greater flow ability in the same package volume. In the same cooling conditions, RC-IGBT allows for a higher operating temperature. In this paper, a mathematic model is developed, referring to the datasheets and measurement data, to study the 6.5 kV/1000 A RC-IGBT switching features. The relationship among the gate desaturated pulse, conducting losses, and recovery losses is discussed. Simulations and tests were carried out to consider the influence of total losses on the different amplitudes and durations of the desaturated pulse. The RC-IGBT traction converter system with gate pulse desaturated control is built, and the simulation and measurements show that the total losses of RC-IGBT with desaturated control decreased comparing to the RC-IGBT without desaturated control or conventional IGBT. Finally, a proportional small power platform is developed, and the test results prove the correction of the theory analysis. View Full-Text
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Huang, X.; Ling, C.; Chang, D.; You, X.; Zheng, T.Q. Loss Characteristics of 6.5 kV RC-IGBT Applied to a Traction Converter. Energies 2017, 10, 891.
Huang X, Ling C, Chang D, You X, Zheng TQ. Loss Characteristics of 6.5 kV RC-IGBT Applied to a Traction Converter. Energies. 2017; 10(7):891.Chicago/Turabian Style
Huang, Xianjin; Ling, Chao; Chang, Dengwei; You, Xiaojie; Zheng, Trillion Q. 2017. "Loss Characteristics of 6.5 kV RC-IGBT Applied to a Traction Converter." Energies 10, no. 7: 891.
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