New zero-voltage-transition converter for switched reluctance motor drives

T. W. Ching, K. T. Chau, C. C. Chan

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Abstract

Firstly, a new zero-voltage-transition (ZVT) converter for switched reluctance motor drives is presented. The proposed ZVT converter possesses the definite advantages that both main transistors and diodes can operate with zero-voltage switching (ZVS), unity device voltage and current stresses. Secondly, its zero-current counterpart is also presented, which offers both the main and auxiliary switches operating with zero-current switching (ZCS) and minimum current/voltage stress. They both have simple circuit topology, minimum component count and low cost. This family of converters is especially advantageous for switched reluctance motor drives demanding efficient regenerative braking, such as electric vehicle application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1295-1301
Number of pages7
JournalPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE 29th Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference, PESC. Part 2 (of 2) - Fukuoka, Jpn
Duration: 18 May 199821 May 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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