Cost effective soft-switching PWM high frequency inverter with minimum circuit components for consumer induction heater

Tomomasa Nishida, Laknath Gamage, H. Muraoka, E. Hiraki, M. Nakaoka, H. Kifune, Y. Hatanaka, Hyun Woo Lee

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel prototype soft-switching PWM high frequency inverter with minimum circuit components, which can achieve the wider and more stable soft commutation, simpler circuit configuration, smaller size, lower cost and higher-efficiency as compared with active voltage damped ZVS-PWM and single-ended ZVS-PFM high frequency inverters developed previously. This quasi-resonant soft-switching PWM high frequency inverter operating under ZVS and ZCS arms-related soft commutation is including the voltage-clamped ZVS-PWM inverter in the constant frequency variable power scheme as well as a single-ended ZVS-PFM inverter. The operation principle of soft switching PWM high frequency inverter treated here is described on the basis of the simulation and experimental results, together with its comparative operating performances in steady state. The practical effectiveness of a novel type high frequency soft-switching PWM inverter using-state-of-the-art IGBT power modules is actuary proved for consumer induction heated appliances as cooker, super heated steamer and hot water producer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2015-2020
Number of pages6
JournalPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 22 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 IEEE 34th Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference - Acapulco, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2003Jun 19 2003

Keywords

  • Constant frequency resonant PWM
  • Consumer power electronics
  • High frequency inverter
  • Induction heating appliances
  • Soft-switching
  • ZVS and ZCS arms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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