Swiss rectifier - A novel three-phase buck-type PFC topology for Electric Vehicle battery charging

T. B. Soeiro, T. Friedli, J. W. Kolar

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Abstract

This paper introduces a novel three-phase buck-type unity power factor rectifier appropriate for high power Electric Vehicle battery charging mains interfaces. The characteristics of the converter, named the Swiss Rectifier, including the principle of operation, modulation strategy, suitable control structure, and dimensioning equations are described in detail. Additionally, the proposed rectifier is compared to a conventional 6-switch buck-type ac-dc power conversion. According to the results, the Swiss Rectifier is the topology of choice for a buck-type PFC. Finally, the feasibility of the Swiss Rectifier concept for buck-type rectifier applications is demonstrated by means of a hardware prototype.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPEC 2012 - 27th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
Pages2617-2624
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event27th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 5 Feb 20129 Feb 2012

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC

Conference

Conference27th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/02/129/02/12

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