DC Microgrid Protection by Selective Detection of Series Arcing Using Load Side Power Electronic Devices

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Abstract

This paper proposes a method to mitigate the problems related to series arcing in low voltage dc (LVdc) micro-grids by performing voltage drop detection using the power electronic device at the load-side. Specifically, the selectivity of the designed series arc detection algorithm is shown for two constant power loads connected in parallel at the point of common coupling with a stable voltage dc micro-grid during accidental unplugging. The influence of the variations in the grid parameters on the load capacitor voltage characteristics and the response of the designed detection algorithm is discussed, thereby, offering insight into the maximum voltage drop and rise time with different circuit configurations due to series arc initiation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'2016 ECCE)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-9-0758-1524-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1410-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE'16 ECCE Europe - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 5 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE'16 ECCE Europe
Abbreviated titleEPE'16 ECCE Europe
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period5/09/169/09/16

Keywords

  • Capacitance
  • Treshold voltage
  • Detection algorithms
  • Inductance
  • Circuit faults
  • Resistance
  • Load modeling

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