This paper deals with applying the constant dc voltage control based algorithm to the current balancer in single-phase three-wire secondary distribution systems. The power flows into a three-leg inverter, which performs the current balancer, are discussed, and then we show that only the reactive power flows into the three-leg inverter. This demonstrates that the required-capacity of the dc capacitor can be reduced as compared to that of the active power quality compensator used in the electrified railways. This reduced-capacity dc capacitor results in the rapid and stable balancing. The basic principle of the proposed method is discussed in detail, and then confirmed by digital computer simulation. Digital computer simulation results demonstrate that the balanced source currents with unity power factor are obtained remaining the unbalanced load currents conditions.
- Constant dc capacitor voltage control
- Current balancer
- Single-phase three-wire secondary distribution systems
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering