17-191 Modular Medium Voltage Fast Charger

January 4, 2016

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This is a new predictive power-factor correction(PFC) controller for series-interleaved three-level boost (TLB) converters. Compared to the state-of-the-art TLB PFC controllers, where a two-cycle prediction and a detection of an operating region are necessary, the proposed controller achieves a low total harmonic distortion of the input current by using a single equation to predict the input current in all operating regions of the converter, in just one operating cycle. The average current control is achieved by sampling at the peak of the triangular carrier. The proposed FC controller significantly reduces the distortion of the input ac current near the zero-crossing points, resulting in low total harmonic distortion of the input current. The operation of the proposed controller was evaluated and its stability and robustness to parameter changes was confirmed analytically. The controller operating principles were verified in simulations and validated by experiments on a medium-voltage 50-kW converter prototype.

17191 Fast Charger

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