A Voltage Controlled PFC Cuk Converter Based PMBLDCM Drive for Air-Conditioners
ABSTRACT This paper deals with a Cuk DC-DC converter as a single-stage power factor correction (PFC) converter for a permanent magnet brushless DC motor (PMBLDCM) fed through a diode bridge rectifier (DBR) from a single-phase AC mains. A three-phase voltage source inverter is used as an electronic commutator to operate the PMBLDCM driving an air conditioner compressor. The speed of the compressor is controlled to achieve optimum air-conditioning using a concept of the voltage control at DC link proportional to the desired speed of the PMBLDCM. The stator currents of the PMBLDCM during step change in the reference speed are controlled within the specified limits by an addition of a rate limiter in the reference DC link voltage. The proposed PMBLDCM drive with the voltage control is designed, modeled and its performance is evaluated in Matlab-Simulink environment. The obtained results are presented to demonstrate an improved power quality (PQ) at AC mains of the PMBLDCM drive system in wide range of the speed and the input AC voltage.