Towards a 30kW/liter, Three-Phase Unity Power Factor Rectifier
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In this paper, a forced air-cooled, 400kHz, 10kW Vienna Rectifier with a power density of 8.5kW/liter is presented. To further improve the power density, the switching frequency is increased to reduce the EMI filter volume. A design for an 18.5kW/liter, 2.5MHz rectifier is proposed. By using today's technology, it is calculated that the maximum power density for a forced air-cooled and water-cooled rectifier is 20.8kW/liter and 24kW/liter respectively. To achieve 30kW/liter, improvements must be made in passive component material properties, reducing semiconductor losses and improving the cooling system.
- IEEJ Transactions on Sensors and Micromachines
IEEJ Transactions on Sensors and Micromachines 128(4), 481-490, 2008-04-01
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan