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Energies 2017, 10(9), 1386; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10091386

A Modular AC-DC Power Converter with Zero Voltage Transition for Electric Vehicles

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Escuela Superior de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica, Unidad Culhuacan, Instituto Politecnico Nacional of Mexico, ESIME Cul. Av. Santa Ana No. 1000, Col. San Francisco Culhuacan, C.P. 04430 Mexico City, Mexico
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Electrical Engineering Department, Universidad de Talca, Merced 437, C.P. 3341717 Curicó, Chile
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Academic Editor: Sergio Saponara
Received: 9 August 2017 / Revised: 3 September 2017 / Accepted: 8 September 2017 / Published: 12 September 2017

Abstract

A study of the fundamental of operation of a three-phase AC-DC power converter that uses Zero-Voltage Transition (ZVT) together with Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) is presented. The converter is basically an active rectifier divided into two converters: a matrix converter and an H bridge, which transfer energy through a high-frequency transformer, resulting in a modular AC-DC wireless converter appropriate for Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs). The principle of operation of this converter considers high power quality, output regulation and low semiconductor power loss. The circuit operation, idealized waveforms and modulation strategy are explained together with simulation results of a 5 kW design. View Full-Text
Keywords: PEV’s; AC-DC converter; ZVT; SVPWM; matrix converter; H bridge PEV’s; AC-DC converter; ZVT; SVPWM; matrix converter; H bridge
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Ramirez-Hernandez, J.; Araujo-Vargas, I.; Rivera, M. A Modular AC-DC Power Converter with Zero Voltage Transition for Electric Vehicles. Energies 2017, 10, 1386.

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