A Matching Transformer-less Inrush Current Suppressor for Transformers Using a Series: Connected Small-Rated Voltage-Source PWM Converter-Consideration of the Control Gains and Required-Ratings of the PWM Converter

Hiroaki Yamada, Shigeyuki Funabiki, Toshihiko Tanaka

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new inrush current suppressor using a series-connected small-rated PWM converter for a transformer. The PWM converter is directly connected in series between the source and transformer without a matching transformer. The inrush phenomena of the matching transformer, thus, can be avoided. The control gain and required-ratings of the series-connected small-rated PWM converter is discussed in detail. The capacity of the dc capacitor of the PWM converter is also discussed considering the active power flows into the PWM converter. The PSCAD/EMTDC is used to verify the validity of the proposed inrush current suppressor. A prototype experimental model is constructed and tested. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed suppressor can perfectly overcome the inrush phenomena of transformers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)712-720
Number of pages9
Journalieej transactions on industry applications
Volume125
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • inrush current
  • matching transformer-less
  • small-rated voltage-source PWM converter
  • transformer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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