Multi-level converter to interface low voltage DC to 3-phase high voltage grid with medium frequency transformer isolation

Kartik V. Iyer, Ned Mohan

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Abstract

This paper presents a single stage, bi-directional multi-level converter topology with a multi-winding medium frequency transformer (MFT) isolation to interface a low voltage DC with a 3-phase high voltage grid. The proposed topology can be used for integrating 3-ph utility grid with various low voltage renewables like solar photovoltaic, fuel cells etc. The transformer secondary windings in each phase have unequal turns ratio. This asymmetry introduced in the transformer turns ratio allows to generate more output voltage levels, using less number of semiconductor switches leading to a reduced footprint. The transformer secondary side has AC-AC converter modules which are pulse width modulated. This results in the elimination of the harmonics at multiples of grid frequency, resulting in reduced size of filter inductance. The paper also shows the winding procedure to interleave the windings resulting in lower leakage inductance to minimize the problem of leakage commutation. The proposed topology is simulated using MATLAB/Simulink.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4683-4689
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781479940325
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 24 2014

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NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

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