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Energies 2013, 6(12), 6293-6303; doi:10.3390/en6126293
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AC Power Local Network with Multiple Power Routers

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Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan
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Received: 26 September 2013 / Revised: 5 November 2013 / Accepted: 25 November 2013 / Published: 2 December 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Grids: The Electrical Power Network and Communication System)
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Abstract

Controlling power flow and achieving appropriate matching between power sources and loads according to the quality of energy is expected to be one of the approaches to reduce wasted energy consumption. A power router, proposed recently, has the capability of realizing circuit switching in a power distribution network. This study focuses on the feasibility of an AC power routing network system composed of multiple power routers. To evaluate the feasibility, we experimentally confirm the circuit switching operation of the parallel and series configurations of the power routers, so that the network system can be designed by the combination of parallel and series configurations.
Keywords: power router; power network; power management power router; power network; power management
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Takahashi, R.; Kitamori, Y.; Hikihara, T. AC Power Local Network with Multiple Power Routers. Energies 2013, 6, 6293-6303.

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