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20120201056POWER CONVERTER WITH COMMON MODE VOLTAGE REDUCTION - Power conversion systems are presented with common mode reduction by space vector pulse width modulation zero vector selection to counteract common mode contribution of active vectors.08-09-2012
20100020571INVERTER GENERATOR - In an inverter generator having an engine generator unit, a converter that converts generated alternating current to direct current, an inverter that converts the direct current to alternating current with switching elements to supply to an electrical load, an inverter driver that drives the switching elements with a PWM signal and makes the alternating current of a predetermined frequency, the alternating current supplied to the electrical and voltages of the direct and alternating currents are detected, the detected voltage of the alternating current is corrected as a predetermined value based on a coefficient (DCgainA) set based on the detected voltage of the direct current, when the detected alternating current is greater than a threshold value, and the PWM signal is corrected by the predetermined, thereby limiting overcurrent.01-28-2010
20100054002PARALLEL-CONNECTED UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT - The configurations of a parallel-connected UPS circuit are provided in the present invention. The proposed circuit includes a neutral, a battery having a positive and a negative terminals, and a plurality of PFC boost converters, each of which includes a PFC circuit including an inductor having a first terminal coupled to the positive terminal and a second terminal, a rectifying bridge coupled to the second terminal of the inductor, and having a first terminal and a second terminal coupled to the negative terminal, a switch bridge having a first terminal coupled to the first terminal of the rectifying bridge and a second terminal coupled to the second terminal of the rectifying bridge, and a control switch having a first terminal and a second terminal coupled to the neutral.03-04-2010
20110194318ELECTRICAL POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS - An electrical conversion apparatus including a converter and an inverter comprises a capacitor that stores a DC electrical power; a ripple detection unit that detects a ripple of an RMS power that is generated from the inverter; a voltage measuring instrument that measures a voltage across the capacitor; a DC voltage command generation unit that calculates a command value of the voltage across the capacitor according to a frequency of the AC voltage generated from the inverter; and a DC voltage control unit that receives the voltage measured by the voltage measuring instrument and the command value calculated by the DC voltage command generation unit, to control the converter so that the voltage across the capacitor becomes the command value, wherein the DC voltage command generation unit makes the command value of the voltage across the capacitor higher than usual, in situations where the voltage across the capacitor is within a predetermined range including a frequency of a ripple component of the voltage across the capacitor.08-11-2011
20100073970Modular multi-pulse transformer rectifier for use in symmetric Multi-level power converter - In one embodiment, a system may include multiple transformers each to provide an output to one or more power cells, where the power cells provide AC power to a load. Each transformer may have at least one primary winding and multiple secondary windings, where the primary winding of each transformer is phase shifted with respect to its neighboring transformers and the secondary windings are also phase shifted. The phase shift of the primary winding can be based on the phase shift of the secondary windings and a number of the plurality of transformers.03-25-2010
20100073969PHOTOVOLTAIC INTEGRATED VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE - A photovoltaic (PV) integrated variable frequency drive system having a variable frequency drive and an energy source. The variable frequency drive having a back end inverter, a DC bus electrically connected to the back end inverter, and an active front end electrically connected to the DC bus to facilitate bi-directional power flow to and from a power grid. The energy source being electrically connected to the DC bus.03-25-2010
20130033907ADAPTIVE HARMONIC REDUCTION APPARATUS AND METHODS - Power conversion systems with active front end converters for example motor drives and power generation systems for distributed energy sources are presented with adaptive harmonic minimization for grid-tie converters for minimized or reduced total harmonic distortion in the line current spectrum including the source harmonic current, the load harmonics and the PWM harmonics.02-07-2013
20130083570SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a first element structure that includes a charge supply layer of first polarity; a charge channel layer of second polarity, the charge channel layer being formed above the charge supply layer and including a recess portion; and a first electrode formed in the recess portion above the charge channel layer.04-04-2013
20130083569MANUFACTURING METHOD OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A passivation film is formed on a compound semiconductor layered structure, an electrode formation scheduled position for the passivation film is thinned by dry etching, a thinned portion of the passivation film is penetrated by wet etching to form an opening, and a gate electrode is formed on the passivation film so as to embed this opening by an electrode material.04-04-2013
20130083568COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - An HEMT includes, on an SiC substrate, a compound semiconductor layer, a silicon nitride (SiN) protective film having an opening and covering the compound semiconductor layer, and a gate electrode formed on the compound semiconductor layer so as to plug the opening. In the protective film, a projecting portion projecting from a side surface of the opening is formed at a lower layer portion 04-04-2013
20130083567COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A compound semiconductor device includes an electron transit layer having a first polarity, a p-type cap layer which is formed above the electron transit layer and has a second polarity, and an n-type cap layer which is formed on the p-type cap layer and has the first polarity. The n-type cap layer includes portions having different thicknesses.04-04-2013
20090154201ALTERNATING VOLTAGE GENERATOR EQUIPPED WITH A CURRENT LIMITING DEVICE - The invention relates to an alternating voltage generator (06-18-2009
20100067264POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS - Provided is a power conversion apparatus in which a main circuit is provided with a plurality of switches, and power conversion is performed to generate power for supply to a three-phase AC load from a three- or single-phase AC power supply. At least some of the plurality of switches are configured, using a bidirectional switch including a normally-on device that is turned OFF when a gate circuit is provided with either a positive or negative voltage, and a normally-off device that is turned ON when the gate circuit is provided with either a positive or negative voltage, to provide only a specific unidirectional current flow when the gate circuit is not activated, and when the gate circuit is activated, provide a bidirectional current flow and control the current flow to direct only in an arbitrary unidirectional way. By providing the power conversion apparatus with a capability of directing back, to a load such as motor, any power coming therefrom, the resulting power conversion apparatus requires no direct-current link capacitor and a diode clamping circuit.03-18-2010
20120182770POWER CONVERTER - The power converter includes a diode rectifier which rectifies alternating current power output from an alternating current power supply, a reactor provided between the alternating current power supply and the diode rectifier, an inverter circuit to which power output from the diode rectifier is directly supplied, and a capacitor provided between power supply lines on a primary side of the diode rectifier.07-19-2012
20100002475LOW VOLTAGE RIDE THROUGH - A system for connecting a wind turbine generator to a utility power network includes a first power converter that converts an AC signal from the wind turbine generator to a DC signal and supplies a controlled amount of reactive current to the wind turbine generator. The system also includes a second power converter, connected in series with the first converter, which converts the DC signal from the first power converter to a line-side AC signal and supplies a controlled amount of current to the utility power network. A power dissipation element is coupled to the first and second power converters for dissipating power from the first power converter.01-07-2010
20110188272CIRCUIT FOR DIRECT ENERGY EXTRACTION FROM A CHARGED-PARTICLE BEAM - Provided herein is a fusion energy extraction circuit (FEEC) device having a grid-tied bidirectional converter and a resonant converter. The resonant converter can include an inverse cyclotron converter with two or more or quadruple plates and a plurality of circuit switches. The bidirectional converter can include a three-phase grid-tied converter. The FEEC device is capable of decelerating plasma particle beams, thereby extracting the energy from the deceleration, converting the extracted energy to electric energy, and sending the electric energy to a power grid.08-04-2011
20110013428MODULAR MULTI-PULSE TRANSFORMER RECTIFIER FOR USE IN ASYMMETRIC MULTI-LEVEL POWER CONVERTER - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a system having multiple modular transformers each including a primary winding coupled to an input power source and phase-shifted secondary windings each coupled to a power cell. The system further includes different phase output lines coupled to a load. These lines may include first, second and third phase output lines.01-20-2011
20110013427UTILITY GRID POWER AVERAGING AND CONDITIONING - As system is disclosed for providing power averaging for the utility grids and more specifically to utilizing a unique EESU unit with the capability to store electrical energy over 24 hour periods each day and provide power averaging to homes, commercial, and industrial sites to reduce the peak power requirements. Charging such power averaging units during the non-peak times and delivering the energy during the peak-demands times provides for more efficient utilization of utility-grid power-generating plants and the already existing power transmission lines. Such a unit may also have the capability of isolating the users from utility-grid power failures, transients, and AC noise.01-20-2011
20130063988POWER CONVERSION WITH ADDED PSEUDO-PHASE - Methods and systems for power conversion. An energy storage capacitor is contained within an H-bridge subcircuit which allows the capacitor to be connected to the link inductor of a Universal Power Converter with reversible polarity. This provides a “pseudo-phase” drive capability which expands the capabilities of the converter to compensate for zero-crossings in a single-phase power supply.03-14-2013
20130163294INVERTER APPARATUS HAVING POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT - An inverter apparatus having a power supply circuit includes a converter circuit for rectifying AC power into DC power, a smoothening circuit for smoothening the rectified DC power, an inverter circuit for converting the smoothened DC into AC at a variable frequency through a plurality of switches to control a load, and a current detection circuit for detecting overcurrent from the smoothened DC supplied from the inverter circuit, wherein the inverter circuit applies bootstrap power for driving the switches to the current detection circuit to use the bootstrap power as power of the current detection circuit. When bootstrap power for driving switch gates is used, it is possible to use the bootstrap power as the power of the current detection circuit by adding the auxiliary circuit composed of a small number of passive elements.06-27-2013
20090237962MULTI LEVEL INVERTER - The present invention relates to a multilevel inverter comprising: a converter unit converting an inputted AC power source to a direct current (DC) power source; a film capacitor rectifying the DC power source converted by the converter unit; an inverter unit converting the rectified DC power source to a three-phase current in response to a pulse width modulation (PWM) control signal and outputting the current; a current detector detecting a current outputted from the inverter unit; a power cell main controller generating a voltage instruction and a voltage instruction using the detected current; and a PWM controller generating the pulse width modulation (PWM) control signal using the voltage instruction and frequency instruction.09-24-2009
20090237961INVERTER - The inverter comprises a diode bridge (09-24-2009
20130163293BUCK CIRCUIT - A buck circuit of a computer includes a voltage input terminal, a voltage output terminal, first and second electronic switches, and first to third field effect transistors (FETs). When the computer is powered on, the signal control terminal of the computer outputs a first control signal to control the first FET to be turned on through the first and second electronic switches, and simultaneously controls the first and third FETs with a pulse width modulation (PWM) control chip. After the computer is powered off, the signal control terminal of the computer outputs a second control signal to control the first FET to be turned off through the first and second electronic switches, and to control the third FET through the PWM control chip.06-27-2013
201100440773-PHASE HIGH-POWER UPS - According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide power converter circuitry including an input including a plurality of input lines each configured to be coupled to a phase of a multiphase AC power source having a sinusoidal waveform, a plurality of DC buses including a first positive DC bus having a first nominal DC voltage, a second positive DC bus having a second nominal DC voltage, a first negative DC bus having a third nominal DC voltage and a second negative DC bus having a fourth nominal DC voltage; a first power converter coupled to the input and configured to supply power from the multiphase AC power source to the plurality of DC buses during a first positive region of the sinusoidal waveform and a first negative region of the sinusoidal waveform; and a second power converter coupled to the input and configured to supply power from the multiphase AC power source to at least some of the plurality of DC buses during a second positive region of the sinusoidal waveform and a second negative region of the sinusoidal waveform.02-24-2011
20120087158Method and Apparatus for Controlling an Inverter Using Pulse Mode Control - A method and apparatus for controlling an inverter includes operating the inverter in a one of a normal run mode or a pulse mode depending on one or more criteria. When operating in the pulse mode, the inverter generates a sinusoidal output pulse waveform including a plurality of pulses having a determined pulse width. The pulse width is less than a half-wave period of a full-cycle sinusoidal waveform and may be determined as function of, for example, the output power of the inverter, a grid voltage, and/or other criteria.04-12-2012
20120099347FREQUENCY CONVERTER ASSEMBLY - A frequency converter assembly including an input for supplying electric power having an input frequency into the frequency converter assembly from a supply network, a direct voltage intermediate circuit having capacitor component, and at least one controllable switch. The switch being electrically positioned between the input and the direct voltage intermediate circuit. The assembly also includes an output for supplying electric power having an output frequency from the frequency converter assembly, and control component arranged to control the at least one controllable switch. The control component provides a recovery function to recover the capacitor component by supplying restricted recovery current from the supply network to the capacitor component through the at least one controllable switch, the control means also prevents supply of electric power from the direct voltage intermediate circuit towards the output during the recovery function.04-26-2012
20080285314ADVANCED MATRIX CONVERTER AND METHOD FOR OPERATION - A matrix converter may be provided with AC switches that comprise bi-directional sets of semiconductor switches that are gated with a common gating link. A low loss diode-bridge based snubber may facilitate introduction of time delay between sequential operations of the bi-directional set of semiconductor switches. The matrix converter may be operated in a three-phase mode with only one gating signals for each AC switch, in contrast to prior-art matrix converters which may require use multiple gating signals for each AC switch.11-20-2008
20110299309Ultra-High Efficiency Switching Power Inverter and Power Amplifier - An apparatus for providing a power output proportional to a source signal, including a phase modulator driving an upper and an lower power driver with carrier waveforms having a relative phase difference and having a signal modulated thereon, and coupled to a resonator circuit to operate as a substantially zero-voltage zero-current switching element, with the output fed into respective upper and lower transformers. Identical symmetrical secondary circuits on the transformers have a rectifier stage electrically connected to an inductor in series with an upper capacitor to form an upper low pass filter, and a high speed semiconductor switch coupled to a node between the inductor and rectifier stage provides a return path to ground. The lower secondary circuit inductor is highly coupled (>=0.99) to the upper inductor, and an output formed across the upper and lower output elements is isolated from rail voltage and balanced with bi-directional current.12-08-2011
20120099348POWER CONVERTER WITH HIGH EFFICIENCY IN OPERATION - A power converter includes a main switch to which a capacitor is connected through a sub-diode. A primary coil of a transformer and a sub-switch are joined parallel to the capacitor. A main diode is coupled in series with the main switch. A sub-diode and a secondary coil of the transformer are connected parallel to the main diode. The rate of a rise in voltage across the main switch when turned off is suppressed by the rate of charging of the capacitor. Subsequently, by turning on the sub-switch, the current flowing through the main diode to be delivered to the transformer, thereby causing the current flowing through the main switch when turned on to be decreased by the sub-inductor.04-26-2012
20110299308COMMON MODE VOLTAGE REDUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CURRENT SOURCE CONVERTER BASED DRIVE - Current source converter drives and common mode voltage reduction techniques are presented in which a space vector modulation zero vector for current source inverter (or rectifier) control is selected according to the switching state of the current source rectifier (or inverter) and according to the AC input power and the AC output power to control the output common mode voltage.12-08-2011
20110292697Power Transfer Devices, Methods, and Systems with Crowbar Switch Shunting Energy-Transfer Reactance - The present application discloses methods, circuits and systems for power conversion, using a universal multiport architecture. When a transient appears on the power input (which can be, for example, polyphase AC), the input and output switches are opened, and a crowbar switch shunts the inductance which is used for energy transfer. This prevents this inductance from creating an overvoltage when it is disconnected from outside lines.12-01-2011
20110292696VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE AND METHODS FOR FILTER CAPACITOR FAULT DETECTION - Variable frequency motor drives and control techniques are presented in which filter capacitor faults are detected by measuring filter neutral node current and/or voltages and detecting changes in the fundamental frequency component of the measured neutral condition at the fundamental frequency of the input power and/or based on input current unbalance.12-01-2011
20110292695POWER CONVERTER SYSTEM AND METHOD - A three-phase power converter includes a converter configured to convert a three phase AC power input to a DC power output, the DC power output being provided to high and low sides of a DC bus, and an inverter coupled to the DC bus and configured to convert the DC power to a three phase AC output. The inverter comprises three legs and each leg comprises a pair of solid state switches and a respective output therebetween. The power converter further includes a common mode voltage control filter comprising three filter inputs and two filter outputs, each filter input coupled to an output of a respective leg of the inverter and each filter output coupled to a respective side of the DC bus.12-01-2011
20100033996POWER CONVERTING APPARATUS - A detected DC voltage value estimation mechanism samples detected DC voltage values at specific intervals of a period T, stores detected DC voltage values V02-11-2010
20110261597INVERTER TYPE ENGINE GENERATOR - Generator output specifications according to destination are satisfied by an alternator with a single output band and a generator output voltage is made automatically adjustable in accordance with a load. An engine generator 10-27-2011
20120033464Universal Power Converter - Methods and systems for transforming electric power between two or more portals. Any or all portals can be DC, single phase AC, or multi-phase AC. Conversion is accomplished by a plurality of bi-directional conducting and blocking semiconductor switches which alternately connect an inductor and parallel capacitor between said portals, such that energy is transferred into the inductor from one or more input portals and/or phases, then the energy is transferred out of the inductor to one or more output portals and/or phases, with said parallel capacitor facilitating “soft” turn-off, and with any excess inductor energy being returned back to the input. Soft turn-on and reverse recovery is also facilitated. Said bi-directional switches allow for two power transfers per inductor/capacitor cycle, thereby maximizing inductor/capacitor utilization as well as providing for optimum converter operation with high input/output voltage ratios. Control means coordinate the switches to accomplish the desired power transfers.02-09-2012
20100080021UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY WITH TOTAL ISOLATION - An uninterruptible power supply includes an isolation transformer having dual primary windings. The secondary winding generates an output voltage based on the magnetic field generated in one of the dual primary windings. A first primary winding is coupled to an inverter circuit that receives an alternating current input voltage and applies a clean and filter alternating current to the first primary winding. A second primary winding is coupled to a bypass circuit that applies a bypass voltage when the inverter circuit is in a failure state. The power supply also includes a compensation circuit to maintain the output voltage at a desired level.04-01-2010
20120294050INVERTER GENERATOR - In an inverter generator having a first, second and third inverters, a first, second and third controllers adapted to control turning ON/OFF of switching elements thereof and to operate the first inverter as a master inverter and the second and third inverters as slave inverters, a three-phase output terminal, a single-phase output terminal, and an engine control section adapted to send an output of a selector switch to the first controller and so on, thereby outputting three-phase or single-phase AC through control of turning ON/OFF of the switching elements, so that the outputs from the first, second and third inverters become in the three-phase or single-phase AC in response to the output of the selector switch making the output from the first inverter as a reference.11-22-2012
20120294049PARALLEL RUNNING CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INVERTER GENERATORS - In a parallel running control apparatus for an inverter generator A having a first, second and third inverters each connected to three windings wound around an alternator driven by an engine and converts alternating current outputted therefrom to direct/alternating current to output alternating current, and first, second and third controllers to control turning ON/OFF of the switching elements, and the inverter generator A is configured to run in parallel with at least one inverter generator B which is configured to be same as the inverter generator A to output a three-phase alternating current.11-22-2012
20120106210MULTI-PHASE POWER CONVERTERS AND INTEGRATED CHOKE THERFOR - Power conversion systems and integrated multi-phase chokes providing high common mode to differential mode choke inductance ratios with circular and triangular shapes for concurrent differential filtering and common-mode voltage blocking in motor drives and other power conversion applications.05-03-2012
20110170321HF SURGICAL GENERATOR - A high-frequency surgical generator including a power supply for supplying rectified electrical energy, a power oscillator for supplying a potential-free, DC current-free and DC voltage-free high frequency voltage and a control device for controlling the high frequency voltage wherein the power supply is configured as a current source for supplying a load-independent output current, such that the load-independent output current of the power supply serves as the control variable for controlling the high-frequency voltage. The target value of the load-independent output current is pre-determined by the control device. The high-frequency surgical generators configured as such achieve improved modulation capability.07-14-2011
20100284204POWER SYSTEM WITH SHARED CLAMP RESET - A power supply includes a first power converter, a second power converter, and a clamp reset circuit. The clamp reset circuit is electrically coupled to other components within the first power converter and the second power converter. A clamp standby connection can be provided to electrically couple the clamp reset circuit to components comprising the second power converter. The clamp reset circuit is coupled to reduce magnetizing energy of a transformer of the first power converter and limit voltage in a component of the second power converter. The clamp reset circuit may include a Zener diode and a resistor that are adapted to reduce magnetizing energy of the first power converter and manage leakage inductance energy through the second power converter. The clamp reset circuit normally includes a capacitor that is adapted to store energy from the first power converter and the second power converter.11-11-2010
20110007530Variable frequency drive soft charge circuit - A variable frequency drive comprises a diode rectifier receiving multiphase AC power and converting the AC power to DC power. An inverter receives DC power and converts the DC power to AC power to drive a load. A link circuit is connected between the diode rectifier and the inverter and comprises a DC bus to provide a relatively fixed DC voltage for the inverter. A link capacitor is across the bus. A soft charge circuit limits in rush current to the link capacitor. The soft charge circuit comprises an inductor in the bus and a resistor assist circuit across the inductor along with an anti-parallel clamping thyristor reverse connected also across the inductor.01-13-2011
20080291704DRIVING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN AC DRIVING SIGNAL TO A LOAD - In a driving device and method for providing an AC driving signal to a load, a first voltage converting unit converts an external AC voltage signal into a DC voltage signal using pulse width modulation in response to a feedback signal that is generated by a summing unit based on a standard voltage signal generated by a voltage detecting unit from the DC voltage signal, and a current detecting signal corresponding to a current flowing through the load and generated by a current detecting unit. A second voltage converting unit converts the DC voltage signal from the first voltage converting unit into the AC driving signal based on an external burst signal, and outputs the AC driving signal to the load.11-27-2008
20110007531DIRECT AC POWER CONVERTING APPARATUS - A control section controls a current-source converter in a state in which a switch is in conduction, and performs voltage doubler rectification on a voltage between a neutral phase input line and any of input lines to provide for charging of clamp capacitors. Accordingly, the clamp capacitors are charged through a resistor, which prevents an inrush current from flowing therethrough. In addition, a voltage between both ends of a pair of the clamp capacitors is higher than, for example, a voltage between both ends of a pair of capacitors. Accordingly, even if the clamp capacitors and, for example, the capacitors are electrically connected to each other in a normal operation, it is possible to prevent the inrush current from flowing from the capacitors to the clamp capacitors.01-13-2011
20100142233POWER CONVERSION DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A power conversion device is provided for converting a DC voltage to an alternating current corresponding to an AC voltage according to the AC voltage, which includes a power conversion unit and an output unit. The power conversion unit converts the DC voltage to a high-frequency current having two envelops corresponding to the waveform of the AC voltage. The output unit includes an inductive circuit, a full-wave rectifying circuit, an inverter circuit and a filter circuit. The inductive circuit provides two induced currents according to the high-frequency current, wherein one induced current and the high-frequency current are in phase, and the other induced current and the high-frequency current are in antiphase. The full-wave rectifying circuit full-wave rectifies the two induced currents. The inverter circuit alternatively transfers the two full-wave rectified induced currents, and thus output an output current. The filter circuit filters the output current to provide the alternating current.06-10-2010
20110205766Power Conditioning Unit - A power conditioning unit for delivering power from a power source to a mains utility supply, the power conditioning unit comprising a plurality of input terminals for connecting to the power source, a plurality of output terminals for connecting to the mains utility supply, a voltage increasing converter connected to the input terminals, a voltage reducing converter connected to the voltage increasing converter and a dc-to-ac converter connected to the voltage reducing converter and to the output terminals.08-25-2011
20090091955Quasi resonant switching mode power supply - A switching mode power supply (SMPS) and a driving method thereof are provided. The SMPS includes a power supply block that includes a first switch coupled to a first coil of a primary side of a transformer for converting an input voltage, wherein the power supply block supplies power to a second coil and a third coil of a secondary side of the transformer according to operation of the first switch; and a PWM signal generator determines a turn-on time of the first switch according to the input voltage, and the turn-on time is determined regardless of a power magnitude of an output terminal connected to the second coil. Accordingly, screen noise due to a ripple can be eliminated and stress on the switch breakdown due to excessive power input can be reduced to enable an SMPS with stable driving.04-09-2009
20110222320POWER CONVERSION CONTROL WITH ENERGY STORAGE - A power generation system includes a renewable power source for producing source power; a source side converter for converting the source power to converted DC power; a source side controller for driving the converted DC power towards a maximum power point; a DC link for receiving the converted DC power; a grid side converter coupled to the DC link for converting DC link power from the DC link to AC output power for a grid; a grid side controller for controlling the AC output power of the grid side converter to achieve grid interconnection requirements; an electrical energy storage device; an energy storage converter coupling the energy storage device to the DC link; an energy storage controller for controlling the energy storage converter to achieve a desired power balance on the DC link.09-15-2011
20130121041POWER CONVERTER BASED ON H-BRIDGES - A power converter includes an active front end (AFE) that is coupled by a dc link stage to a plurality of H-bridge inverters. One or more multi-phase electro-magnetic energy conversion devices, such as transformers or electric machines, with open windings that are connected to only the AFE or only the H-bridge inverters or to both the AFE and H-bridge inverters, provide a regenerative or partial regenerative power converter.05-16-2013
20130121042CASCADED H-BRIDGE MEDIUM VOLTAGE DRIVE, POWER CELL AND BYPASS MODULE THEREOF - The present application relates to a cascaded H-Bridge medium voltage drive, a power cell, and a bypass module thereof, wherein the bypass module is configured for bypassing a major circuit module of the power cell, while the major circuit module comprises a fuse, a rectifier, a bus capacitor and an H-Bridge inverter, two points led from the H-Bridge inverter being configured as a first output end and a second output end; a bypass circuit comprises a first bridge arm and a second bridge arm; a point led from the first bridge arm is configured as a first input end of the bypass circuit, a point led from the second bridge arm is configured as a second input end of the bypass circuit, and the first input end is electrically connected with the first output end, the second input end is electrically connected with the second output end.05-16-2013
20110141774VARIABLE SPEED DRIVE - Systems and methods for improved VSDs are provided. One embodiment relates to an apparatus for common mode and differential mode filtering for motor or compressor bearing protection when operating with VSDs, including conducted EMI/RFI input power mains mitigation. Another embodiment relates to a method to extend the synchronous operation of an Active Converter to the AC mains voltage during complete line dropout. Another embodiment relates to an Active Converter-based Variable Speed Drive system with Improved Full Speed Efficiency.06-16-2011
20110228573POWER SUPPLY DEVICE - The present power supply device includes a microcomputer that detects a current input to an active filter, a voltage input to the active filter, and a voltage output from the active filter, decreases a target voltage as the input current increases, and controls an IGBT to turn on/off the IGBT to match the input current and the input voltage (Vin) in phase with each other and also match the output voltage to the target voltage. Thus, as the input current increases, the target voltage is decreased. A power supply terminal can have a voltage with a low noise level.09-22-2011
20090086515DIRECT AC POWER CONVERTING APPARATUS - Capacitors are connected in series between a first DC link section and a second DC link section when the capacitors are charged by a regenerative current derived from an inverter section. During discharge, as first, second switching circuits turn on, the capacitors are discharged with those capacitors connected in parallel between a first DC link section and a second DC link section.04-02-2009
20090052209Inverter Device - An inverter device includes a converter circuit that rectifies a first alternating current output from a power supply to generate a rectified current, a capacitor that stores therein the rectified current and outputs a direct current based on the rectified current, and an inverter circuit that converts the direct current into a second alternating current for driving a load. Moreover, a voltage control unit generates and outputs, during a period when any one of an instantaneous power cut and an instantaneous voltage drop occurs in the power supply, a first current command based on a voltage of the capacitor and a second current command; and a current control unit generates and outputs, based on the first current command, the second current command for controlling the inverter circuit to output the second alternating current.02-26-2009
20080259658Limit for the harmonics of a current - A wiring arrangement and an appliance for limiting the harmonics of a current supplied to a frequency converter from an AC electricity supply network, which frequency converter can be connected to a three-phase AC electricity supply network, in which frequency converter is an uncontrolled network bridge (10-23-2008
20120127764Power Systems for Photovoltaic and DC Input Sources - A power conversion system for use with a photovoltaic (PV) power source may include a DC/DC converter for converting a first DC voltage into a second DC voltage, an isolation transformer, an inverter for converting DC power to AC power, and at least one controller for controlling the DC/DC converter and the inverter. The controller may be configured to operate the DC/DC converter as a buck converter or a boost converter based, at least in part, on whether the first DC voltage is less or greater than a reference voltage. Additionally, the controller may operate the converter according to a maximum power point tracking algorithm. Further, the controller may be configured to operate the inverter to control the DC voltage at the inverter's input as a function of the AC voltage at the inverter's output. Example embodiments of power systems, DC/DC converters, DC/AC inverters and related methods are also disclosed.05-24-2012
20100149841POWER FEEDBACK DEVICE - The present invention relates to a power feedback device, including: an AC input power source, which is three-phase or multi-phase AC, or three-phase or multi-phase AC in which the output terminal is connected in series with an inductor, for generating power; a plurality of power converting units, the input terminals of which are respectively connected with two phases of the AC input power source, for power converting the two phases of AC generated by the AC input power source respectively; an isolating transformer, the primary side of which is a three-phase winding and connected with a power network, the secondary side of which is multi-path of three-phase windings and connected with the output terminals of the plurality of power converting units, for feeding the AC converted by the plurality of power converting units back to the power network. The power feedback device according to the present invention can improve the waveform coefficients of the current of the power generation device, and increase the power factors and the utilization rate of the device, and also, the device matches power networks of different voltage levels, thereby improving the waveform coefficients of the current fed back to the power networks and lowering harmonic component.06-17-2010
20100182810ALTERNATING-CURRENT POWER SUPPLY DEVICE - An alternating-current power supply device includes: a direct-current power supply Vin; a transformer T07-22-2010
20090316447POWER SUPPLY HAVING MAXIMUM POWER POINT TRACKING FUNCTION - The present invention relates to power supplies, and more particularly, to a power supply having a maximum power point tracking function that can reduce manufacturing costs and circuit size by using a maximum power point tracking section with a simplified circuit in a solar photovoltaic power generator supplying power using sunlight instead of using a micro controller, the maximum power point tracking section that controls power switching according to a result of integration of a value obtained by dividing a power variation by a voltage variation to track a maximum power value. A power supply having a maximum power point tracking function according to an aspect of the invention may include: a converter section switching input power, and converting the switched input power into predetermined DC power; and a maximum power point tracking section detecting a voltage and a power value of the input power, dividing a variation of the detected power by a variation of the detected voltage, integrating a result of the division, and controlling the switching operation of the converter section according to a value of the integration.12-24-2009
20130215652POWER CONVERTER APPARATUS - There is provided a power converter apparatus including a detector detecting a system voltage, and a controller stably outputting power generated by the wind power generator to the power system based on a power instruction value and controlling an output voltage to stabilize the system voltage based on a voltage instruction value in a case where the system voltage is within a preset range, and controlling an active current component and a reactive current component of an output current to stabilize the system voltage of the power system by use of a voltage drop due to impedance of the power system in a case where the system voltage is outside the preset range.08-22-2013
20100254168Magnetic Device Formed with U-Shaped Core Pieces and Power Converter Employing the Same - A magnetic device formed with U-shaped core pieces employable in a power converter, and a method of forming the same. In one embodiment, the magnetic device includes a rectilinear core piece formed of a magnetic material, and first and second U-shaped core pieces positioned on the rectilinear core piece. The magnetic device also includes first and second conductive windings formed about the first and second U-shaped core pieces, respectively.10-07-2010
20100254169SYSTEM-INTERCONNECTED INVERTER - A system-interconnected inverter connected to a commercial system for supplying AC power, which inverter includes a switching device for turning on and off DC power based on a predetermined duty value to output a voltage whose frequency is the same as that of a system power source and a controller for controlling the switching device. The controller changes the duty value of the switching device in accordance with the value obtained by dividing the maximum value by the effective value of the output current from the switching device measured with the system-interconnected inverter disconnected from the system power source.10-07-2010
20090116265DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR POWER SWITCHING DEVICE, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS - A driving circuit according to the present invention is a driving circuit which drives the voltage control type switching device in the switching power supply apparatus and includes: a generation unit configured to generate a driving signal for turning on and off the voltage control type switching device, the driving signal having plural levels of voltage at which the voltage control type switching device is turned on; and a switching control unit configured to switch between the plural levels of voltage at which the power switching device is turned on, depending on a status of the power switching device.05-07-2009
20120140533SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM WITH CAPACITANCE-CONVERTIBNG FUNCTION - A solar photovoltaic system with a capacitance-converting function provides a DC power source through a solar cell, and the DC power source is converted into an AC power source, thus performing a grid-connected operation with a utility power. The solar photovoltaic system further includes a capacitance conversion apparatus, a DC-to-DC converter, a DC-to-AC converter, and a filter circuit. In addition, the capacitance conversion apparatus has an inductor, a first power switch component, a second power switch component, and a capacitor, which are electrically connected to each other. Instead of the conventional electrolytic capacitor, the capacitor conversion apparatus is used to provide energy-storing, energy-releasing, and filtering functions, thus increasing the operation life of the solar06-07-2012
20120140532PULSE WIDTH MODULATION CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MITIGATING REFLECTED WAVE EFFECTS IN OVER-MODULATION REGION - Power conversion systems and methods are provided for operating a multi-phase inverter to drive a load while mitigating reflected waves, in which one or more PWM modulating signals are selectively adjusted if at least one of the phase signals or values is transitioning into or out of an over-modulation range outside a pulse width modulation carrier waveform range.06-07-2012
20100321965DIRECT POWER CONVERTING APPARATUS - A transistor is brought into conduction when, for example, a voltage between both ends of a second clamp capacitor exceeds a predetermined reference voltage. A resistance value of a discharge resistor is smaller than a value obtained by dividing the reference voltage by the maximum value of a current flowing through the discharge resistor. When the transistor is brought into conduction as a result of a voltage between both ends of the second clamp capacitor exceeding the predetermined reference voltage, a voltage applied to the discharge resistor, which results from a regenerative current, is larger one of the voltage between both ends of the second clamp capacitor and a voltage drop of the discharge resistor due to the regenerative current. The voltage drop and the voltage between both ends are smaller than a voltage between DC power supply lines, whereby it is possible to reduce an electrostatic capacitance of the discharge resistor.12-23-2010
20110026280POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS - The invention relates to a power conversion apparatus including a converter circuit and an inverter circuit. The invention allows more precise output control of the inverter circuit than a power conversion apparatus in which the output control is performed based on a current value only, thereby improving operation efficiency. A current sensor detects input current of the inverter circuit, and a voltage sensor detects input voltage of the inverter circuit. A power value calculator section in an inverter microcomputer obtains a power value based on the input current and the input voltage. The inverter microcomputer and the control microcomputer perform droop control of reducing the output of the inverter circuit to make the power value smaller than a predetermined power value.02-03-2011
20110211374POWER SUPPLY DEVICE - The present power supply device includes a microcomputer that detects a current input to an active filter, a voltage input to the active filter, and a voltage output from the active filter, decreases a target voltage as the input current increases, and controls an IGBT to turn on/off the IGBT to match the input current and the input voltage in phase with each other and also match the output voltage to the target voltage. Thus, as the input current increases, the target voltage is decreased. A loss caused at the IGBT can be reduced to be small09-01-2011
20110075451Power Semiconductor Module and Method for Operating a Power Semiconductor Module - A power semiconductor module is provided in which power semiconductor chips with an aluminum-based chip metallization and power semiconductor chips with a copper-based chip metallization are included in the same module, and operated at different barrier-layer temperatures during use.03-31-2011
20090021963Uninterruptible power supply, connected to a grid - The present invention relates to an Uninterruptible Power Supply and a method for operating an Uninterruptible Power Supply, where the UPS is connected between a grid and a consumer, where the UPS is rectifying the power from the grid for generating DC, which DC is used as source for an inverter, which inverter generates power for the consumer. The main object of the invention is to achieve UPS to bridge the grid voltage drops by supplying power for one-phase or multi-phase consumer in a short period after a grid failure. The object can be achieved if the preamble to claim 01-22-2009
20080205094Power Supply Unit for the Motor of a Magnetic Levitation Railway System - A power supply to the motor of a magnetic levitation railway system is provided with higher shut-off security which is comparably more economical and compact, and has a shorter shut-off time. As a result, a power supply device of at least one embodiment is provided with a frequency converter which is connected in a direct manner to an energy supply network with the input switching system. The frequency converter contains a rectifier which is arranged downstream from the input switching system, an intermediate circuit which is connected to the rectifier, an inverted rectifier end step which is arranged downstream from the intermediate circuit and which comprises an associated control device and an output switching system which is connected to the inverted rectifier end step and which is directly connected to the motor. The control input of the input switching system and the control input of the output switching system are connected to an operational control device which produces a shut-off command, and the intermediate circuit includes a short circuiter for the discharge thereof, the short circuiter being connected with the control input thereof to the operational control device.08-28-2008
20110032734CASCADED SWITCHING POWER CONVERTER FOR COUPLING A PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SOURCE TO POWER MAINS - A cascaded switching power converter for coupling a photovoltaic (PV) energy source to power mains provides a high-efficiency and a potentially simple control mechanism for AC solar energy conversion systems. The PV energy source charges a capacitive storage element through a DC-DC converter, and an inverter couples energy from the capacitive storage element to the mains supply. The DC-DC converter is controlled so that ripple present on the capacitive storage element due to current drawn by the inverter is not reflected at the input of the DC-DC converter, which is accomplished by varying the conversion ratio of the DC-DC converter with the ripple voltage present across the capacitor. The average voltage of the capacitor can also be increased with increases in the available power output from the PV energy source, so that a corresponding increase in power is transferred to the mains supply.02-10-2011
20110134663POWER CONVERTER - A plurality of capacitors are interposed between ones of a plurality of input lines. The clamp capacitor is connected between two DC power supply lines. A current-source converter includes a plurality of switch devices, where x represents r, s and t. The switch device selects conduction/non-conduction through a first diode between corresponding one of the input lines and the first DC power supply line and conduction/non-conduction through a second diode between said corresponding one of input lines and the second DC power supply line based on external signals and brings corresponding one of the input lines with the first and second DC power supply lines in a state of not receiving the signals.06-09-2011
20100214808POWER CONDITIONING UNIT - The present invention relates to a power conditioning unit for delivering power from a dc power source to an ac output, particularly ac voltages greater than 50 volts, either for connecting directly to a grid utility supply, or for powering mains devices independent from the mains utility supply. We describe a power conditioning unit for delivering power from a dc power source to an ac mains output, the power conditioning unit comprising an input for receiving power from said dc power source, an output for delivering ac power, an energy storage capacitor, a dc-to-dc converter having an input connection coupled to said input and an output connection coupled to the energy storage capacitor, and a dc-to-ac converter having an input connection coupled to said energy storage capacitor and an output connection coupled to said output, wherein said energy storage capacitor has a capacitance of less than twenty microfarads.08-26-2010
20100165674POWER CONVERSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING HARMONIC DISTORTION - Control systems, methods and power conversion systems are presented for controlling harmonic distortion, in which multi-sampling space vector modulation (SVM) is employed for controlling power converter switching devices, with a reference vector being sampled two or more times during each SVM period to update the SVM dwell times more than once during each SVM cycle.07-01-2010
20100020572INVERTER GENERATOR - In an inverter generator having an engine generator having a generator unit, a converter that converts generated alternating current to direct current, an inverter that converts the direct current to alternating current with switching elements to supply to an electrical load, an inverter driver that drives the switching elements with a PWM signal using a reference sine wave of a desired output voltage waveform and a carrier at every control cycle (step) determined by a carrier frequency and makes the alternating current of a predetermined frequency, the inverter driver varies the carrier frequency in accordance with inclination of the reference sine wave, more specifically decreases the carrier frequency as decreasing inclination of the reference sine wave.01-28-2010
20110051474RESONANT POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS - A resonant power conversion apparatus includes a transformer T03-03-2011
20120307532SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device includes: a parallel connection structure 12-06-2012
20120147633AC-to-AC converter and method for converting a first frequency AC-voltage to a second frequency AC-voltage - An AC-to-AC-converter for converting a first frequency AC-voltage to a second frequency AC-voltage is disclosed. The converter includes: a first converter section which includes a first input terminal, a second input terminal, a first DC-output node, and a second DC-output node; a second converter section which includes a first DC-input node connected to the first DC-output node, a second DC-input node connected to the second DC-output node, and at least two second output terminals; a DC-link overvoltage clamp which is coupled between the first DC-output node and the second DC-output node; and a capacitor system. The first converter section, the second converter section, the DC-link overvoltage clamp, and the capacitor system are integrated into one assembly.06-14-2012
20120147634CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR REGULATING A DC VOLTAGE AND POWER CONVERTER - A circuit for regulating a DC voltage is provided. The circuit includes: a controllable switch system, a resistor, a first control circuit and a second control circuit. The controllable switch system includes a first terminal, a second terminal, a first control terminal, and a second control terminal. The controllable switch system is configured to establish an electrical connection between the first terminal and the second terminal, if a first control signal applied to the first control terminal satisfies a first criterion or if a second control signal applied to the second control terminal satisfies a second criterion; A A method for regulating a DC voltage and an AC-to-AC-converter are described.06-14-2012
20110317455LEAKAGE CURRENT REDUCTION APPARATUS - Three-phase windings 12-29-2011
20120063177Solar Photovoltaic Power Conditioning Units - We describe a photovoltaic power conditioning unit comprising: both dc and ac power inputs; a dc link; at least one dc-to-dc converter coupled between dc input and dc link; and a dc-to-ac converter coupled between dc link and ac output. The dc-to-dc converter comprises: a transformer having input and output windings; an input dc-to-ac converter coupled between dc input and input winding; and an ac-to-dc converter coupled between output winding the dc link. The output winding has a winding tap between the first and second portions. The ac-to-dc converter comprises: first and second rectifiers, each connected to a respective first and second portion of the output winding, to the dc link and winding tap; and a series inductor connected to the winding tap. Rectifiers are connected to the winding tap of the output winding via the series inductor wherein the series inductor is shared between the first and second rectifiers.03-15-2012
20080278976DYNAMIC VOLTAGE SAG CORRECTION - A voltage sag correction device includes an input terminal adapted to receive a first operating signal having a line-to-neutral voltage. The first operating signal is provided to a load through an output terminal. A regulator module includes a rectifying device adapted to rectify a line-to-line input signal, a storage unit adapted to store energy corresponding to the rectified line-to-line input signal, and an inverter switching device adapted to use the stored energy to generate a correction signal during at least a portion of a voltage sag. An injection transformer in electrical communication with the regulator module is adapted to reduce a voltage of the correction signal. A bypass switch is in a closed position during a normal operating condition such that the injection transformer is bypassed. The bypass switch is in an open position during at least a portion of the voltage sag such that the injection transformer is energized.11-13-2008
20120063178POWER CONVERTER - A converter includes switching devices connected between each of a plurality of input ends and a DC power supply line, and switching devices connected between each of the plurality of input ends and a DC power supply line. A capacitor, a resistor and a diode are connected in series with each other between the DC power supply lines.03-15-2012
20120057378STATIC CONVERSION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE REGULATION OF POWER IN AN ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRICAL NETWORK - The method can be used for the regulation of power in an alternating current electrical network (ACNW; ACNW03-08-2012
20120008348COMMUNICATION WITHIN A POWER INVERTER USING TRANSFORMER VOLTAGE FREQUENCY - A power inverter may include a transformer serving as an isolation barrier. The power inverter may include a first controller on one side of the isolation barrier. The first controller may encode the frequency of an input voltage of the transformer with one or more operating conditions of a direct current power supply electrically coupled to the inverter. As second controller on the other side of the isolation barrier may determine a frequency associated with an output voltage of the transformer. The second controller may decode the frequency associated with the output voltage of the transformer to determine the encoded operating conditions.01-12-2012
20120113693POWER CONVERTER CIRCUIT - A power converter circuit includes a diode group, a relay, a DC section and an inverter. The diode group includes a plurality of diodes arranged to rectify an output voltage of an alternating-current power supply. The relay is provided at a point located closer to the alternating-current power supply than the diode group. The DC section is where an output voltage of the diode group is applied. The inverter is arranged to output a three-phase alternating-electric current to a three-phase load. The DC section has a maximum pulse voltage twice as great as a minimum pulse voltage of the DC section. The DC section includes an energy-absorbing circuit having an electrolytic capacitor. The DC section further has a pathway arranged to apply the output voltage of the alternating-current power supply from the alternating-current power supply to the electrolytic capacitor via a rectifying circuit, not via the relay.05-10-2012
20120113692CASCADE POWER SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE - A cascade power system comprises a non-isolated converter in a cascade configuration with an isolated converter and a controller that is coupled with the output of the isolated converter and the switching element of the non-isolated converter. The non-isolated converter steps-down the input voltage to a lower regulated voltage. The isolated converter converts the regulated voltage to a square wave signal that is output to a transformer and the controller. Thus, a the resulting feedback loop comprising the isolated converter, controller and non-isolated converter is completely independent from the output of the system. As a result, a feedback relation can be derived in the form of a feedback algorithm that can effectively regulate/adjust the output of the non-isolated converter and therefore the isolated converter output as well. Further, because the non-isolated converter steps down the voltage and the isolated converter operates on this low stepped down voltage, the system is able to be highly efficient.05-10-2012
20120057377UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY WITH A DUAL GAIN VOLTAGE REGULATOR CONTROLLING AN INVERTER OUTPUT VOLTAGE BASED ON ACTIVE AND REACTIVE COMPONENTS OF CURRENT - An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system has an inverter having an output coupled to a primary side of an output transformer. The UPS system has a controller having a dual gain voltage regulator for controlling the output voltage of the inverter of a UPS system that uses active and reactive current components of a load current flowing out an output of the UPS system.03-08-2012
20120300511AC CONVERTER, AC CONVERTING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An AC converter includes: a switching section 11-29-2012
20090135630Converter And Power Converter That Becomes It With The Converter - A converter includes a converter circuit 05-28-2009
20100172161SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMON-MODE VOLTAGE REDUCTION IN AC DRIVES - Control systems, methods and power conversion systems are presented for controlling common mode voltages in AC motor loads driven by inverter PWM control using switching sequences with only active vectors where a first vector of each switching sequence differs by one phase switching state from a last vector of a switching sequence of an adjacent sector, along with enhanced deadtime compensation and reflected wave reduction techniques in providing pulse width modulated switching signals to a switching inverter.07-08-2010
20100172162SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMON-MODE VOLTAGE REDUCTION IN FULLY REGENERATIVE AC DRIVES - Control systems, methods and fully regenerative power conversion systems are presented for mitigating common mode voltages in AC loads by employing inverter and/or active rectifier PWM control using switching sequences with only active vectors where a first vector of each switching sequence differs by one phase switching state from a last vector of a switching sequence of an adjacent sector.07-08-2010
20110103105POWER TRANSFORMER AND POWER CONVERTER INCORPORATING SAME - Embodiments of the present invention provide novel techniques for using multiple 18-pulse rectifier circuits in parallel. In particular, each rectifier circuit may include an autotransformer having 15 inductors coupled in series, joined by 15 nodes interposed between pairs of the inductors. The inductors may be represented as a hexagon in which alternating sides of the hexagon have two and three inductors, respectively. Each rectifier circuit may also include three inputs for three-phase AC power coupled to alternating vertices of the hexagonal representation and nine outputs for AC power coupled between each node that is not a vertex of the hexagonal representation and a respective diode bridge. Outputs of the diode bridges for the rectifier circuits may be coupled to a DC bus. In addition, a means for reducing circulating current between the parallel rectifier circuits and for promoting load sharing between the parallel rectifier circuits is also provided.05-05-2011
20110103106POWER CONVERSION DEVICE - In a power conversion device, reactors in an AC input filter absorbing a voltage at a carrier frequency of a PWM converter and reactors in an AC output filter absorbing a voltage at a carrier frequency of a PWM inverter include one six-leg six-phase iron core reactor. Accordingly, the device can be reduced in size when compared with a case where the reactors are composed of two four-leg six-phase iron core reactors.05-05-2011
20120250372GRID TIED INVERTER, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A grid tied inverter comprising an unfolding circuit connectable to an electricity grid; and a DC to DC current fed converter operable to generate a current waveform from a battery, the current waveform being substantially synchronised to the electricity grid, wherein the unfolding circuit is operable, in a first mode, to convert the current into a sinusoidal waveform have an instantaneous voltage suitable for injection onto the grid.10-04-2012
20120212983METHOD FOR CONVERTING POWER FOR A HIGH-VOLTAGE DIRECT VOLTAGE CONNECTION - A method for converting a multi-phase alternating voltage into a high-voltage direct voltage and then into a second multi-phase alternating voltage. The method utilizes first and second cascades of power converter cells, with each individual cell having respective first and second current valves. The method includes offsetting the clocking of individual power converter cells by a predetermined factor; cyclically switching off the first current valves in counterpoint with the second current valves, so that only one set of current valves are “on” at any given time while the other set of current valves is “off” at that time; and, in response to a signal indicating that an individual power cell is malfunctioning, shunting out the individual malfunctioning power cell.08-23-2012
20100246218POWER FACTOR CONTROL CIRCUIT AND MAINS POWER SUPPLY - The invention relates to a power factor control circuit (09-30-2010
20100246217DIRECT AC POWER CONVERTING APPARATUS - A control section controls a current-source converter simultaneously with or prior to conduction of a power supply switch to connect a clamp capacitor and capacitors between a first input line on which a resistor is provided and any one of second and third input lines in parallel with each other. Accordingly, current is transmitted to the clamp capacitor via the resistor when the power supply switch is brought into conduction, which prevents inrush current from flowing to the clamp capacitor. In addition, for example, the capacitors are not charged prior to the clamp capacitor, whereby it is possible to prevent the inrush current from flowing from the capacitors to the clamp capacitor when they are connected in parallel with each other.09-30-2010
20120163045POWER CONVERTER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME - A converter section (06-28-2012
20120163044MULTILEVEL POWER CONVERTER OR INVERTER ARRANGEMENT USING H BRIDGES - Multilevel voltage arrangement having a transformer and a power converter or inverter comprising one or more common DC links connectable to a power source, said arrangement comprising one first set of H bridges being connected to said common DC link, wherein each of said H bridges comprises with at least two nodes connected to the ends of wirings at the primary side of a transfer, wherein control means are configured for controlling H bridges so as to achieve a multilevel voltage signal between the first node and the second node of said H bridges.06-28-2012
20120163046PHASE CURRENT DETECTION DEVICE AND POWER CONVERSION DEVICE USING THE SAME - A control section which repeats inverter control in units of an inverter control period having a predetermined length is provided. In the control section, a phase current detection period in which a phase current is detected is provided between predetermined two inverter control periods, each of switching states of switching elements of a inverter circuit is controlled so that a voltage pulse having a larger width than a width of a voltage pulse in the inverter control period is output from a shunt resistor in the phase current detection period.06-28-2012
20120314460HIGH YIELD AC-AC POWER CONVERTER AND METHOD THEREFOR - An AC to AC power converter has a rectifier configured to receive an AC signal. An H-Bridge is coupled to the rectifier and the DC Filter. A processor is coupled to the rectifier and to the H-Bridge, wherein the processor is configured to produce a pulse to modulate a rectified input or a constant DC input to the H-Bridge. A wave filter is coupled to the H-Bridge and configured to modulate an output of the H-Bridge to an AC voltage of a desired frequency, wherein an output of the wave filter is coupled to the processor.12-13-2012
20120134184MULTI-LEVEL INVERTER HAVING DUAL CONTROLLER - The present disclosure relates to a multi-level inverter having a plurality of single inverter modules, the multi-level inverter including: a first controller providing a control signal to the multi-level inverter in response to voltage and frequency command based on detection of current and rotation speed of a motor; a second controller providing a control signal to the multi-level inverter in response to voltage and frequency command based on detection of current and rotation speed of a motor; and a plurality of single inverter modules converting an inputted AC power to DC power in response to the control signal from the first controller or the second controller, smoothing the converted DC power, converting the smoothed DC power to a three phase current in response to the control signal and outputting the three phase current.05-31-2012
20120250374GRID TIED INVERTER, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A grid tied inverter connectable to an electricity grid, the grid tied inverter comprising a DC to DC current fed push-pull converter operable to generate a current waveform from a DC voltage source, the current waveform being substantially synchronised to the electricity grid, and a transformer having a first side connected to the DC to DC current fed converter and a second side having an output line connectable to the grid.10-04-2012
20120212982CMV REDUCTION UNDER BUS TRANSIENT CONDITION - Power conversion systems and control techniques are presented in which a bus transient control component bypasses selected phases of a rectifier during a protective mode of operation to reduce common mode voltages or currents.08-23-2012
20100309692POWER CONDITIONING UNITS - We describe a power conditioning unit with maximum power point tracking (MPPT) for a dc power source, in particular a photovoltaic panel. A power injection control block has a sense input coupled to an energy storage capacitor on a dc link and controls a dc-to-ac converter to control the injected mains power. The power injection control block tracks the maximum power point by measuring a signal on the dc link which depends on the power drawn from the dc power source, and thus there is no need to measure the dc voltage and current from the dc source. In embodiments the signal is a ripple voltage level and the power injection control block controls an amplitude of an ac current output such that an amount of power transferred to the grid mains is dependent on an amplitude of a sinusoidal voltage component on the energy storage capacitor.12-09-2010
20120075893INVERTER DEVICE OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION METHOD - An inverter device overvoltage protection method that can appropriately protect an inverter device from an overvoltage condition is disclosed. When the DC voltage rises, and a DC voltage detection value exceeds a second DC voltage level, a protective circuit stops the inverter device by outputting an inhibit signal to a gate drive circuit, but it is assumed at this time that the rise of the DC voltage is temporary and no error output signal is output to the exterior of the inverter device. However, in the event that the DC voltage rises further while the inverter device is temporarily stopped, and the DC voltage detection value exceeds a first DC voltage level, it is determined that protection of the inverter device is necessary, and an error output signal is output to the exterior of the inverter device.03-29-2012
20120075892DISCONTINUOUS PULSE WIDTH DRIVE MODULATION METHOD AND APPARATUS - Control systems, methods and power conversion systems are presented for reducing common mode voltages in AC motor loads driven by inverter PWM control using switching sequences with only active vectors where a first vector of each switching sequence differs by one phase switching state from a last vector of a switching sequence of an adjacent sector, along with enhanced deadtime compensation and reflected wave reduction techniques in providing pulse width modulated switching signals to a switching inverter.03-29-2012
20120218789Electrical Power Conditioner - This invention presents an electrical power conditioner in the form of an electrical drive system for a machine, motor or generator. The electrical drive system has both variable frequency and fixed frequency modes. The electrical drive system includes power conditioners of less than full capacity for the variable frequency mode and a direct connection switch of full capacity for the fixed frequency mode. The electrical drive system is capable of supplying or receiving power from a variable speed electrical machine. The electrical drive system is particularly useful for wind turbines.08-30-2012
20100002477MULTI-PHASE VOLTAGE CONVERTING DEVICE, VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD OF MULTI-PHASE VOLTAGE CONVERTING DEVICE - A multi-phase voltage converting device includes voltage converters each performing voltage conversion based on a control period selected from among a plurality of predetermined control periods, and a control device indicating the control period to the voltage converters. The control device updates the control period of voltage converters in a predetermined period related commonly to the plurality of control periods. The update period is a least common multiple of the plurality of control periods. The plurality of voltage converters are n in number, and the control device successively updates the control periods for the plurality of voltage converters with a time difference equal to 1/n of the update period. Thereby, the multi-phase voltage converting device suppressing output voltage ripples can be provided.01-07-2010
20100002476APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SHAPING AN INPUT SIGNAL TO EFFECT A DESIRED OUTPUT SIGNAL - An apparatus for shaping a varying input voltage signal received at an input locus to effect a desired varying output voltage signal at an output locus includes: (a) at least one energy transferring unit coupled with the input locus and with the output locus; and (b) at least one energy storing unit coupled with the at least one energy transferring unit. The at least one energy transferring unit presents at least one predetermined range of the input voltage signal at the output locus. The at least one energy transferring unit cooperates with the at least one energy storing unit to store energy in the at least one energy storing unit and to present energy from the at least one energy storing unit at the output locus when the input voltage signal is not presented at the output locus.01-07-2010
20120188803CONVERTER WITH REACTIVE POWER COMPENSATION - A voltage source converter for a HVDC power transmission system is disclosed. According to one aspect, the voltage source converter includes at least one phase element having series connected diodes configured to interconnect, in use, a DC network and an AC network. The voltage source converter further includes at least one auxiliary converter configured to act as a waveform synthesizer to modify the DC voltage presented to the DC side of one or more phase elements.07-26-2012
20120081934PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER CONDITIONING UNITS - We describe a photovoltaic (PV) panel system comprising a PV panel with multiple sub-strings of connected solar cells in combination with a power conditioning unit (microinverter). The power conditioning unit comprises a set of input power converters, one connected to each sub-string, and a common output power conversion stage, to provide power to an ac mains power supply output. Integration of the micro-inverter into the solar PV module in this way provides many advantages, including greater efficiency and reliability. Additionally, embodiments of the invention avoid the need for bypass diodes, a component with a high failure rate in PV panels, providing lower power loss and higher reliability.04-05-2012
20120230067POWER CONVERTER - This current converter is formed to short-circuit input-side terminals of a plurality of power conversion portions, to parallelly connect output-side terminals of the plurality of power conversion portions with each other and to couple inductors provided on the plurality of power conversion portions respectively with each other, to be capable of performing an operation of moving currents between windings of the coupled inductors on the basis of ON-/OFF-states of pluralities of one-way switches.09-13-2012
20120230066PHOTOVOLTAIC POWERED SYSTEM - A photovoltaic powered system and an alternating current (AC) module thereof are disclosed. The photovoltaic powered system provides a direct current (DC) power through a photovoltaic module and converts the DC power into an AC power, which is grid-connected to an AC utility power. The AC module of the photovoltaic powered system produces a continuous quasi-sinusoidal current and the quasi-sinusoidal current is converted into a sinusoidal current. The high-frequency harmonic components of the sinusoidal current are filtered to produce a sinusoidal output current in phase with the AC utility power, thus realizing the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of the photovoltaic module and feeding unity-power-factor power into the AC utility power.09-13-2012
20110122661DIRECT-TYPE CONVERTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An output voltage of a converter is given to a pair of DC power supply lines. Inverters are connected in parallel with each other between the DC power supply lines. When one inverter is operated based on a first zero vector and the other inverter is operated based on a second zero vector, a commutation is caused in the converter. The first zero vector and the second zero vector are different from each other. For example, all of high-arm side switching elements of the one inverter and low-arm side switching elements of the other inverter are rendered non-conducting, and all of side switching elements of the one inverter and high-arm side switching elements of the other inverter are rendered conducting.05-26-2011
20080298096Dual voltage wye-connected H-bridge converter topology for powering a high-speed electric motor - A topology for a three-phase, wye-connected H-bridge converter allowing continued operation when one H-bridge phase has failed by bypassing the failed H-bridge, increasing dc-bus voltage to provide the required output load voltage, and decreasing switching frequency to reduce power losses in semiconductor switches. In normal operation, the dc-bus voltage is operated at a lower voltage, improving the reliability of power semiconductor devices. When an H-bridge is bypassed, the dc-bus is operated at a higher voltage but lower effective switching frequency, reducing semiconductor losses, allowing the converter to put out more current with the same temperature rise in the power switches.12-04-2008
20100014325AC-AC CONVERTER WITH HIGH FREQUENCY LINK - An AC-AC Converter for an AC source which in one embodiment has a first rectifier section rectifying the AC source into a first pulsed DC link voltage signal and a high frequency modulating section coupled to the first pulsed DC link voltage signal and producing a high frequency AC voltage signal. A high frequency transformer is coupled to the high frequency AC voltage signal producing a transformed high frequency AC signal. There is a second rectifier section coupled to the transformed high frequency AC signal and producing a second pulsed DC voltage signal and an unfolder section coupled to the second pulsed DC voltage signal and producing an output AC signal.01-21-2010
20110038186DIGITAL CONTROL FOR CONTROLLING AND LINEARIZING AN AC IMPEDANCE - An apparatus for regulating AC power of a power source in a power circuit is provided. The apparatus includes a full-wave bridge rectifier, a power transistor array, and a controller. The full-wave bridge rectifier is configured to receive an AC input put from the power source. The power transistor array is connected to the full-wave bridge rectifier. The power transistor array is configured to receive the AC input from the full-wave bridge rectifier and to generate an AC signal. The power transistor array may include only a single transistor or a plurality of transistors connected in series, for example. The controller is connected to the power transistor array. The controller is configured to receive the AC signal from the power transistor array, or the output of the AC regulator in some embodiments, and to determine a correction output to send to the power transistor array to control an AC impedance of the power circuit to generate an AC output.02-17-2011
20120320641POWER CONVERTER BUS CONTROL - Processes, machines, and articles of manufacture that may management power conversion as provided. This may include circuit topology or management that serves to improve power conversion efficiency from a DC waveform to an AC waveform. This circuit topology or management may include considering and managing the voltage across a DC-link capacitive bus and the phase angle output of an AC waveform in order to influence or improve power conversion characteristics or efficiency.12-20-2012
20120320642COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A compound semiconductor device includes a substrate; and a compound semiconductor multilayer structure which is formed above the substrate and which contains compound semiconductors containing Group III elements, wherein the compound semiconductor multilayer structure has a thickness of 10 μm or less and a percentage of aluminum atoms is 50% or more of the number of atoms of the Group III elements.12-20-2012
20120087157DC-TO-AC POWER INVERTING APPARATUS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES - The disclosure provides a DC-to-AC power inverting apparatus for photovoltaic modules, which comprises two stages: a first stage including a resonant circuit in series, an isolating transformer with three windings, a full-bridge DC-to-AC converting unit operating in a high-frequency switch mode so as to reduce the transformer volume, and a full-wave rectifier; while a second stage including a half-bridge single-phase inverter unit with two active switches. In the first stage, any high-frequency AC signal produced from the primary winding of the isolating transformer is converter into a DC signal by the full-wave rectifier at the secondary winding of the isolation transformer. Moreover, the switching of the two active switches in the second stage is controlled to operate in a low-frequency mode using a switching frequency synchronized with the frequency of the public electrical supply to control the AC output, and thus to reduce the switching loss of the active switches.04-12-2012
20120092905METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR CONVERTING POWER - A power conversion system includes a first converter coupled to a power source, wherein the first converter includes an input side, and an output side electrically isolated from the input side. The power conversion system also includes a second converter coupled to the power source, wherein the second converter includes an input side, and an output side electrically isolated from the input side. The second converter input side is coupled in parallel with the first converter input side, and the second converter output side is coupled in series with the first converter output side. The power conversion system also includes an inverter coupled to the first converter output side and to the second converter output side, and the inverter supplies alternating current to an electrical distribution network.04-19-2012
20120327694POWER CONVERTER - A switching element connects/disconnects an input end to/from at least either of power supply lines. A switching element is provided between the power supply lines. One end on the low potential side of a power supply unit is connected to the switching element on the side of either of the power supply lines. One end of a capacitor is connected between the switching element and the input end. The other end of the capacitor is connected to one end on the high potential side of the power supply unit. The capacitor and the power supply unit respectively serve as operation power supplies for outputting switch signals to the switching elements. A voltage adjustment unit maintains voltage across both ends of the capacitor.12-27-2012
20120134183POWER CONVERTER WITH A CONTROLLED CURRENT SOURCE AND CONNECTED IN SINGLE-PHASE MODE - The invention relates to a control method implemented in a power converter, such as, for example, a variable speed drive. This control method is designed to make the power converter operate when the latter is connected to the network in single-phase mode. The power converter notably includes a controlled current source connected in series to its DC power supply bus. This controlled current source includes an electronic converter (05-31-2012
20100202168Power supply circuit - The present invention provides a power supply circuit without current transformers. A voltage increasing chopping is is applied to an alternating current input between a common line and another input terminal under control of a control circuit and a voltage increasing chopper circuit and filter, to obtain voltage-increased direct-current voltage at the positive and negative charge sides relative the common line, and to improve the power factor, the stabilized direct-current voltage is converted to alternating current voltage by a subsequent half bridge type DC-AC inverter. High-Frequency components are are removed by an output filter comprising a reactor and condenser. An input current detecting resistance is placed in the common line and an output current detecting resistance is placed at the output filter produce input and output current information for the control circuit.08-12-2010
20130010505METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A POWER CONVERTER IN A WIND TURBINE GENERATOR - A method for controlling a power converter in a wind turbine generator, the power converter being connected to a power grid, the method comprising obtaining an alternating current (AC) line voltage at a connection point between the power converter and the power grid, obtaining a frequency of the power grid based on the AC line voltage, dynamically adapting the AC line voltage to the frequency of the power grid, generating a reference signal based on at least the frequency-adapted AC line voltage, and determining a converter control signal to be provided to the power converter based on the reference signal and the grid frequency in order to generate a power at the frequency of the power grid. Further, a wind turbine generator implementing the method is provided.01-10-2013
20130010506LEAKAGE CURRENT REDUCING APPARATUS - First windings of a first common mode transformer and second windings of a second common mode transformer are connected in series via connection lines. The windings are connected to an AC power supply via connection lines. The first windings are connected to a three-phase motor via connection lines, a converter, and an inverter. High-frequency leakage currents flowing in the connection lines are detected as a common mode voltage by a winding for common mode voltage detection. An output voltage is inputted via a filter to a voltage amplifier unit that amplifies the output voltage, and the amplified voltage is applied to a winding via a capacitor in substantially a same direction as a direction of the common mode voltage. As a result, leakage currents are reduced by induced voltages on the windings.01-10-2013
20130016538AC/DC CONVERTER DEVICEAANM Fujita; TakayukiAACI ShigaAACO JPAAGP Fujita; Takayuki Shiga JP - A command value is a current command value with a triangular-like waveform having a cycle that is ⅓ of a cycle of a three-phase voltage. A carrier has a triangular-like waveform having a cycle shorter than the cycle of the command value. Comparison result signals are pulse signals indicating a result of the comparison between the carrier and the command value. In a region of a phase of 30 to 90 degrees, a portion of the comparison result signal present in this region is employed as a gate signal. In a region of a phase of 270 to 330 degrees, a portion of the comparison result signal present in this region is employed as the gate signal.01-17-2013
20110157929METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRIC ISOLATION TRANSMISSION - A method and apparatus used for electric isolation transmission are provided. The method includes: providing an isolation transmission circuit having at least one capacitor; and implementing electric isolation between the primary side and secondary side, and suppressing leakage currents generated between the primary side and secondary side and transmitting power. The apparatus includes the isolation transmission circuit that is manufactured by capacitor(s). The apparatus can be applied to light-weight power sources providing AC/DC outputs with high efficiency, adapters, or related products. In addition, the apparatus has a reduced size and higher power transmission efficiency.06-30-2011
20110157928DC-TO-AC CONVERTING CIRCUIT WITH WIDE INPUT VOLTAGE - A DC-to-AC converting circuit includes a transformer, a first modulation switching circuit, a second modulation switching circuit and a third modulation switching circuit, an inverter switching circuit and a controlling unit. Under control of the controlling unit, two of the first, second and third modulation switching circuits are selectively enabled according to the magnitude of the input voltage, so that electric energy of the input voltage is magnetically transmitted to the first primary winding, a second primary winding or a serially-connected winding assembly of the first primary winding and the second primary winding, and a turn ratio of the transformer is adjustable.06-30-2011
20130201732VARIABLE SPEED DRIVE PROVIDED WITH A SUPERCAPACITOR MODULE - A variable-speed drive including: a DC power supply bus including a positive line and a negative line; a bus capacitor connected between the positive line and the negative line of the DC power supply bus; an inverter module supplied with power by the DC power supply bus and controlled to provide a variable voltage to an electrical load; a first switching branch connected between the positive line and the negative line of the bus and including at least one first electronic switch; and a first module including a braking resistor, or a second module including a mechanism for storing and regenerating electrical energy generated during braking of the electrical load, wherein the first module and the second module are removable and interchangeable.08-08-2013
20080239769DEVICE FOR TRANSFORMING A PRIMARY AC VOLTAGE IN A LOWER AC VOLTAGE FOR SUPPLYING AN ELECTRICAL LOAD - A device for transforming an AC voltage to a lower AC voltage includes a generator of a PWM control signal and a first bidirectional switch to couple a load to the AC voltage during a conduction-phase. A second bidirectional switch discharges energy from the load during an off-phase of the first bidirectional switch. A first driving circuit of the first bidirectional switch is input with the PWM control signal and generates a first PWM signal, applied between control and conduction terminals of the first bidirectional switch. A second driving circuit for the second bidirectional switch is input with the PWM control signal and generates a second PWM signal, in phase opposition to the first PWM signal, applied between control and conduction terminals of the second bidirectional switch. An electric decoupling circuit is between the generator and second driving circuit. A transformer is between respective conduction terminals of the bidirectional switches.10-02-2008
20080232143METHOD OF DESIGNING A STATIC SYNCHRONOUS COMPENSATOR BASED ON PASSIVITY-BASED CONTROL - This invention presents a method of novel nonlinear control for designing Static Synchronous Compensators (STATCOM). A passivity-based approach is proposed for designing robust nonlinear STATCOM controller. The mathematical model of STATCOM will be represented by an Euler-Lagrange (EL) system corresponding to a set of EL parameters. By employing the Park's transformation, the differential geometry approach is used to investigate the power system dynamics with considering STATCOM under the synchronous d-q frame. The energy-dissipative properties of the proposed model derived in the synchronous d-q rotating frame are fully retained. This model also consider the dynamic response of the changable load. Finally, the passivity-based control is employed by using energy shaping and damping injection techniques to produce the proper control signals for Voltage Source Converter. So that the system embedded with STATCOM is more robust and stable.09-25-2008
20130176753Three Phase Active Rectifier System - A voltage source inverter comprises a rectifier converting AC power to DC power at an output. An inverter receives DC power and converts the DC power to AC power. A link circuit is connected between the rectifier circuit and the inverter circuit and comprises a DC bus. A DC bus capacitor across the DC bus smoothes voltage ripple. An active filter circuit comprises a pair of filter capacitors in series across the first and second rails to create a midpoint. Bidirectional switches are connected between the rectifier input and the midpoint. A current sensor is connected between the bidirectional switches and the midpoint. An active switch controller controls a conduction angle of the bidirectional switches to maintain DC bus voltage at a desired reference level under a wide load range.07-11-2013
20130176754FILTERING REACTOR STAGE AND VARIABLE-FREQUENCY DRIVING SYSTEM UTILIZING THE SAME - A filtering reactor stage and a variable-frequency driving system utilizing the same are provided. The system includes a rectifier input stage, an inverter output stage and a filter reactor stage. The filter reactor stage is coupled between the rectifier input stage and the inverter output stage. The filter reactor stage includes a magnetic core module, a first winding set, a second winding set and a third winding set. The magnetic core module includes a middle pillar and two side pillars. The first second winding sets are wound around two side pillars respectively. The first winding second winding sets are coupled to a first DC (Direct Current) bridge between the rectifier input stage and the inverter output stage. The third winding set is wound around the middle pillar and coupled to a second DC bridge between the rectifier input stage and the inverter output stage.07-11-2013
20130170256CONTROL APPARATUS FOR REGENERATIVE MEDIUM VOLTAGE INVERTER - A control apparatus for regenerative medium voltage inverter is disclosed. The control apparatus controls a switching of a PWM converter unit by generating a voltage compensating a power difference between an input and an output of the PWM converter unit.07-04-2013
20080219034Circuit, Shrink Fixing and Regulation Method09-11-2008
20120250375POWER CONVERTER - A power supply unit has one end on the low potential side, said end being connected to a switching element on the power supply line side, and serves as an operation power supply for outputting a switch signal to the switching element. A switching element includes a first and a second electrode, and renders an electric current in only a direction from the second electrode to the first electrode conducting. A diode is connected in parallel to the switching element while the cathode thereof is directed to a power supply line. A capacitor has one end connected to the first electrode of the switching element and the other end connected to the other end of the power supply unit, and serves as an operation power supply for outputting a switch signal to the switching element.10-04-2012
20120250373GRID TIED INVERTER, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A grid tied inverter connectable to an electricity grid having a DC to DC current fed push-pull inverter to generate a current waveform from a DC voltage source. The push-pull inverter includes a transformer having a first side winding connectable to a battery and a second side winding connectable to the grid. The first end of the second side winding is connected between two diodes connected in series between a positive and negative output rail and being oriented in the same direction. The second end of the second side winding is connected between two capacitors connected in series between the positive and negative output rail. A further winding is connected at one end between the two capacitors and at its other end between another two diodes connected in series between the positive and negative output rail.10-04-2012
20090147549Power converters - The present invention provides a power converter that can be used to interface a generator (06-11-2009
20130114312System and Method for Power Conversion for Renewable Energy Sources - An energy conversion system for use with an alternative energy source is disclosed. The alternative energy source can generate either an AC or a DC voltage. A first power converter is connected between the source and a DC bus, and a second power converter is connected between the DC bus and the grid or another load. The first power converter is configured to operate during periods of low energy generation. The energy captured will be stored in an electrical storage medium. When sufficient energy is stored, this energy is subsequently transferred to the grid or load via the second power converter. The second power converter is configured to operate intermittently during periods of low power generation, transferring energy from the DC bus when sufficient energy is stored and turning off when the stored energy drops to a point at which the second power converter can no longer be operated efficiently.05-09-2013
20130114311Power Transfer Devices, Methods, and Systems with Crowbar Switch Shunting Energy-Transfer Reactance - The present application discloses methods, circuits and systems for power conversion, using a universal multiport architecture. When a transient appears on the power input (which can be, for example, polyphase AC), the input and output switches are opened, and a crowbar switch shunts the inductance which is used for energy transfer. This prevents this inductance from creating an overvoltage when it is disconnected from outside lines.05-09-2013
20130100717DC-AC POWER CONVERTING APPARATUS AND SOLAR POWER SUPPLYING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - There is provided a DC-AC power converting apparatus that does not employ a capacitor for removing a ripple in an input terminal by charging or supplementing power according to a difference in power levels between power output by a solar cell and system instantaneous power or employs a capacitor having a low capacity, and a solar power supplying apparatus including the same. The DC-AC power converting apparatus includes: a DC-AC power converting unit that switches DC power and converts the DC power into AC power; and a charging and discharging unit that charges surplus power generated in a switching operation when a power level of the DC power is higher than a power level of the AC power and discharges the charged power through the switching operation when the power level of the DC power is lower than the power level of the AC power04-25-2013
20110267851CONVERTER CIRCUIT WITH ADJUSTABLE DC BUS VOLTAGE - A method for controlling voltage of a DC bus in a converter circuit is provided. The method includes monitoring a duty cycle of a switch that connects a resistive circuit across the DC bus, the switch being closed when the DC bus voltage reaches an upper voltage value and opened when the DC bus voltage reaches a lower voltage value and altering the lower voltage value based upon the duty cycle of the switch.11-03-2011
20130128633CHOPPER APPARATUS - Positive-side DC terminals P05-23-2013
20130128632NEUTRAL POINT CLAMPED CONVERTER CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD AND COMPENSATION UNIT - A control system includes a fundamental control unit, first and second compensation control units, a switch control unit, and a switch implementation unit. The fundamental control unit generates fundamental commands to implement fundamental power conversion operation for a converter. The first compensation control unit generates a first compensation signal for injection into the fundamental command to balance neutral point voltage when the converter is in operation in a first state. The second compensation control unit generates a second compensation signal for injection into the fundamental command to balance neutral point voltage when the converter is in operation in a second state. The switch control unit detects first and second states of the converter and provides first and second switch signals respectively. The switch implementation unit switches the fundamental control unit to communicate with the first and second compensation control units according to the first and second switch signals respectively.05-23-2013
20130100716HIGH-POWER MEDIUM-VOLTAGE DRIVE POWER CELL - The present invention provides a high-power medium-voltage drive power cell, which comprises: a rectifier module for rectifying the three-phase AC input voltage to get a DC voltage; an IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) inverter bridge connected to capacitors for converting the DC voltage into an AC voltage of which the frequency, the amplitude and the phase are adjustable; a bypass module connected to the IGBT inverter bridge for providing the bypass function when the IGBT inverter bridge works in an abnormal state; and a heat pipe heat sink having a base plate on both sides of which power elements of the high-power medium-voltage drive power cell are disposed.04-25-2013
20130148389POWER CONVERSION DEVICE - A light-emitting diode that is connected to be in a forward direction on a current path from a power potential side toward a signal output terminal side via a unidirectional photocoupler, at the time of being switched to a sink format; and a light-emitting diode that is connected to be in a forward direction on a current path from the signal output terminal side toward a common potential side via the unidirectional photocoupler, at the time of being switched to a source format are provided.06-13-2013
20090129126Single Phase Power Supply for Inductively Coupled Power Transfer Systems - An ICPT system has a single phase power supply which energises a conductive path (05-21-2009
20120257425POWER CONVERTER - A power supplying section is an operation power supply for a switching element for an inverter, and one end on a low potential side is connected to one end of the switching element on a DC power supply line side. A boot capacitor is connected to one end of the switching element on a DC power supply line side, where the other end is electrically connected to one end of the power supply section on the high potential side. A diode is provided in a path extending from one end of the power supply section on the high potential side to the DC power supply line via the boot capacitor. The diode makes only the current, which is flowing from the power supply section to the boot capacitor, flow.10-11-2012
20100315845POWER SOURCE CIRCUIT AND PROJECTION DISPLAY DEVICE - A power source circuit includes a DC voltage generating section which rectifies and smoothes an input AC voltage to generate a DC voltage; a switching regulator which converts the DC voltage into an AC voltage; a transformer which lowers the AC voltage; a first switch connected between a secondary winding of the transformer, and a load; and a control section which controls on/off of the switch. The control section controls the first switch to turn off the first switch at a time of a waiting mode.12-16-2010
20130155730SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOW SPEED CONTROL OF POLYPHASE AC MACHINE - A power converter configured to improve power capture in a wind turbine during low wind speed operation is disclosed. The power converter converts the power generated by the alternator of the wind turbine into a suitable AC current for delivery to a utility grid or to an electric load independent of the utility grid. The power converter is configured to operate in multiple operating modes, utilizing both synchronous and non-synchronous control methods, to extend the operating range of the power converter. During non-synchronous operation, the power converter utilizes a modulation routine that may either vary the dead-time compensation period during a constant modulation period or vary the modulation period with a constant on-time. A seamless transfer between non-synchronous and synchronous control methods with low total harmonic distortion (THD) improves the range of power generation for wind generators.06-20-2013
20130155731SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOW SPEED CONTROL OF POLYPHASE AC MACHINE - A method of starting a wind turbine generator of any type of polyphase AC machine, including, but not limited to, brushless DC or permanent magnet machines is disclosed. The machine starts from a dead stop or from low speed operation and is accelerated to the cut in speed for power production. The start-up is realized utilizing the common set of electrical conductors and the power converter also used for capturing the generated power. Under initial operation, the power converter executes a PWM modulation technique to drive the machine. Periodically, the PWM modulation is stopped to read the electrical position of the generator.06-20-2013
20130155729SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING PHASE LOSS AND DIAGNOSING DC LINK CAPACITOR HEALTH IN AN ADJUSTABLE SPEED DRIVE - A system and method for detecting input phase loss in an adjustable speed drive (ASD) includes an input unit to detect operating data from the ASD. The operating data includes a DC link current of the ASD. The system also includes a state observer that is adapted to receive the operating data from the input unit and extract a DC link capacitor current of the ASD using the DC link current. The system also includes a controller programmed to compare the extracted DC link capacitor current to a predetermined fault range and generate a fault indication of an input phase loss if the extracted DC link capacitor current is within the predefined fault range. The controller is also programmed to calculate an estimated lifespan of the DC link capacitor based on the extracted DC link capacitor current.06-20-2013
20130182468WIND POWER CONVERTER - A wind power converter comprises a multiple of phase power converters, each of which being adapted to convert power output from a corresponding phase of a wind generator to a corresponding phase of a grid; each of the phase power converters comprising: a full-wave rectifier, being adapted to rectify the power input through a first terminal and a second terminal from the corresponding phase of the wind generator; a capacitor being adapted to be charged by the power rectified by the full-wave rectifier; and a full-wave active inverter, being adapted to invert the power stored in the capacitor and output the inverted power to the corresponding phase of the grid through a third terminal and a fourth terminal; wherein: the first terminal or the second terminal is connected to a first virtual neutral; and the third terminal or the fourth terminal is connected to a second virtual neutral.07-18-2013
20110310643POWER CONVERSION DEVICE - According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a first terminal, a second terminal, a first plurality of switching elements and anti-parallel diodes coupled between the positive electrode and the first terminal and the second terminal, a second plurality of switching elements and anti-parallel diodes coupled between the negative electrode and the first terminal and the second terminal and a PiN diode coupled between the positive electrode and the negative electrode with reverse polarity.12-22-2011
20110310642LOW COST CURRENT SOURCE CONVERTERS FOR POWER GENERATION APPLICATION - A system comprising low cost topology for power converter systems is provided. The system takes advantage of the voltage-boost characteristic of a current source inverter (CSI) and utilizes a PWM CSI as a grid-side converter for power generation systems. Moreover, the generator-side converter employs low-cost devices, such as, but not limited to diode bridge, thyristor bridge, and/or a combination of diodes and thyristors, and accordingly simplifies generator-side converter and control. Further, the system provides a wider range of operation than traditional voltage source converter based topologies that utilize a voltage source inverter (VSI) as the grid-side convertor along with a diode rectifier as the generator-side converter.12-22-2011
20130188404Indirect Matrix Converter - An indirect matrix converter includes a converter (07-25-2013
201301884033-PHASE HIGH POWER UPS - According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide power converter circuitry including an input including a plurality of input lines each configured to be coupled to a phase of a multiphase AC power source having a sinusoidal waveform, a plurality of DC buses including a first positive DC bus having a first nominal DC voltage, a second positive DC bus having a second nominal DC voltage, a first negative DC bus having a third nominal DC voltage and a second negative DC bus having a fourth nominal DC voltage; a first power converter coupled to the input and configured to supply power from the multiphase AC power source to the plurality of DC buses during a first positive region of the sinusoidal waveform and a first negative region of the sinusoidal waveform; and a second power converter coupled to the input and configured to supply power from the multiphase AC power source to at least some of the plurality of DC buses during a second positive region of the sinusoidal waveform and a second negative region of the sinusoidal waveform.07-25-2013
20130194838THREE-PHASE SOFT-SWITCHED PFC RECTIFIERS - A low input-current harmonic three-phase boost rectifier includes an input stage for receiving a three-phase input voltage in relation to a neutral node and an output stage adapted to couple to at least one load. The rectifier further includes one or more switching converter stages, each having a plurality of switches coupled to the neutral node, the plurality of switches operating with a fixed duty cycle, the fixed duty cycle being a substantially 50% duty cycle. The rectifier further includes one or more controllers adapted to vary the switching frequency of the plurality of switches based on at least one of a condition of the at least one load or the input voltage and includes one or more decoupling stages, each including one or more inductive elements adapted to inductively decouple the output stage from at least one of the one or more switching converter stages.08-01-2013
20120081933PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER CONDITIONING UNITS - We describe a photovoltaic (PV) panel power conditioning circuits, in particular for a PV panel with multiple sub-strings of connected solar cells. The power conditioning unit comprises a set of input power converters, one connected to each sub-string, a shared dc link to provide a common dc bus for the set of input power converters, and a common output power conversion stage coupled to the shared dc link to convert power from the shared dc link to ac power for a mains power supply output from the power conditioning unit. Local conversion of the sub-strings facilitates control of the power available from the panel and optimum energy harvesting, as well as local maximum power point tracking (MPPT) adjustment.04-05-2012
20130208516POWER CONVERSION EQUIPMENT - To provide a power conversion equipment which can detect short circuit failure of series connected capacitors of a smoothing capacitor circuit 08-15-2013
20130208515AC SIDE SOFT CHARGE CIRCUIT FOR VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES - A voltage source inverter comprises a rectifier having an input for connection to a multi-phase AC power source and converting the AC power to DC power at an output. An inverter receives DC power and converts the DC power to AC power. A DC bus is connected between the rectifier circuit and the inverter circuit to provide a relatively fixed DC voltage for the inverter. A bus capacitor is across the DC bus. A soft charge circuit limits inrush current to the bus capacitor. The soft charge circuit comprises an input inductor for each phase connected between the rectifier input and the AC power source and a clamping circuit across each input inductor to limit DC bus voltage.08-15-2013

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