A Novel Three-Phase PFC Rectifier Using a Harmonic Current Injection Method

I. Ashida, J. Itoh
2007 2007 Power Conversion Conference - Nagoya  
This paper proposes a novel circuit topology for a three-phase power factor correction (PFC) rectifier using a harmonics current injection method. In consideration of lower cost, the harmonics injection method is more suitable than a conventional six-arm pulse width modulation (PWM) rectifier. The harmonics injection current is simply generated by only one switching leg. As a result, the proposed circuit has the advantage of only two switches. An optimal injection current is achieved in order
more » ... obtain an input current of sinusoidal waveforms. This paper discusses the basic operation and optimal design method for the proposed circuit. In addition, the validity of the proposed circuit is confirmed by simulation and experimental results. An input current of almost sinusoidal waveform was obtained and an input current total harmonic distortion (THD) of 8.5% was obtained at a load of approximately 1 kW. Index Terms-AC-DC power conversion, converters, harmonic distortion, power conversion harmonics, power quality, rectifiers. 1972. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic systems engineering from Na-
doi:10.1109/pccon.2007.373133 fatcat:bgsr5dnclbg5jgaqvuxxyzws24