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IGBT series connection under Active Voltage Control with temporary clamp

Palmer, P and He, W and Zhang, X and Zhang, J and Snook, M (2012) IGBT series connection under Active Voltage Control with temporary clamp. IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference). pp. 465-470.

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Abstract

This paper presents the use of an Active Voltage Control (AVC) technique for balancing the voltages in a series connection of Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs). The AVC technique can control the switching trajectory of an IGBT according to a pre-set reference signal. In series connections, every series connected IGBT follows the reference and so that the dynamic voltage sharing is achieved. For the static voltage balancing, a temporary clamp technique is introduced. The temporary clamp technique clamps the collector-emitter voltage of all the series connected IGBTs at the ideal voltage so that the IGBTs will share the voltage evenly. © 2012 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
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Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
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Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 17:27
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 03:47
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