Conference Paper

Non-Linear Properties and Efficiency Improvements of a Bi-Directional Isolated DC-AC Converter with Soft Commutation

Lab. d'Electronique Industrielle, Ecole Polytech. Fed. de Lausanne, Switzerland
DOI: 10.1109/IAS.2005.1518720 Conference: Industry Applications Conference, 2005. Fourtieth IAS Annual Meeting. Conference Record of the 2005, Volume: 3
Source: IEEE Xplore


This paper presents the operation principle and the properties of a single-phase DC-AC converter with medium frequency transformer and soft commutation. The influence of the non-dissipative snubber capacitor and the transformer parasitic components for ZVS and ZCS are explained in relation with their influence of the output characteristic. Additionally the effect of the semiconductor voltage drop is considered to get a precise circuit model for steady-state continuous operation. Finally efficiency improvements of this phase-shift PWM DC-AC converter are achieved by actively short-circuiting the circulating current at the AC-side during full load operation.

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