A large-capacity capacitor simulator with a PWM rectifier and bi-directional DC-to-DC converter

A. Tanaka, E. Hiraki, T. Tanaka

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Abstract

This paper proposes a universal large-capacity capacitor simulator consisting of a chemical capacitor and three-leg converter. One of three legs performs a bi-directional dc-to-dc converter. The others are used for a single-phase PWM rectifier. In the charging operation of the proposed large-capacity simulator, one-leg is used as a boost converter. Most power, which is stored in the proposed simulator, is injected to the utility through the PWM rectifier. In the discharging operation, the one-leg performs a buck converter. Most power, which is supplied to the load, is from the utility through the PWM rectifier. Thus the proposed simulator performs a large-capacity capacitor in both charging and discharging operations. The basic principle of the proposed simulator is discussed in detail. For an EDLC simulator operation, series resistors should be considered. A new control method, which performs the series resistor, is also proposed. The validity and excellent practicability of the proposed large-capacity capacitor simulator are confirmed using the PSIM software.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, PEDS 2009
Pages537-542
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, PEDS 2009 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jan 2 2009Jan 5 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems

Other

Other2009 International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, PEDS 2009
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period1/2/091/5/09

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Keywords

  • Bi-directinal converter
  • EDLC simulator
  • Large-capacity capacitor simulator
  • PWM rectifier
  • Series resistor
  • Three-leg inverter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Tanaka, A., Hiraki, E., & Tanaka, T. (2009). A large-capacity capacitor simulator with a PWM rectifier and bi-directional DC-to-DC converter. In 2009 International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, PEDS 2009 (pp. 537-542). [5385902] (Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/PEDS.2009.5385902