Star-light converter that overcomes the weak points of MMC for BTB

Shuji Katoh, Yoshikazu Takahashi, Tetsuo Endo

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Abstract

We propose Star-Light Converter that overcomes the weak points of MMC for BTB. Total quantity of capacitors, cell numbers of the Star-Light Converter, and DC currents are almost half those of MMC. The Star-Light Converter has a structure in which cascaded converters are connected between a pair of three-phase converters. We expect Star-Light Converters will be utilized not only in extremely high power applications, but also in low power applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-816
Number of pages7
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Volume138
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

Keywords

  • BTB
  • Converter
  • IGBT
  • MMC
  • Multilevel
  • Star-Light Converter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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