Application of Electric Double Layer Capacitor to Single-Phase Composite PWM Voltage Source Inverter
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This paper proposes an application of electric double layer capacitor (EDLC) to single-phase composite PWM voltage source inverter (VSI). The VSI consist of the normal single-phase bridge circuit and an additional arm. The two auxiliary self-turn-off devices of the arm avail to adopt a composite PWM control, which contributes to reduce the ripple in the ac output current. In the dc side, the dc current contains the ac component, which has twice the system frequency. Until now, <i>LC</i> series resonance circuit tuned to twice the utility frequency is necessary to connect to the smoothing capacitor in parallel. Hence, the smoothing capacitor is drastically reduced. The VSI is disadvantageous in maintenance to use storage battery in order to stabilize the dc voltage.<br>This paper describes an application of EDLC to smoothing capacitor in the dc side of the PWM VSI. The EDLC absorbs the ac component with twice the utility frequency and the ripple caused by PWM switching included the dc pulsating current. The smooth dc current is obtained by using the EDLC.<br>The experiment shows that the single-phase composite PWM VSI used for the utility connected residential photovoltaic power generation system (PV system).
- IEEJ Transactions on Sensors and Micromachines
IEEJ Transactions on Sensors and Micromachines 126(7), 821-826, 2006-07-01
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