Losses calculation for medium voltage PWM current source rectifiers using different semiconductor devices

Ahmed K. Abdelsalam, Mahmoud I. Masoud, Stephen J. Finney, Barry W. Williams

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Abstract

In this paper, a comparison of losses and size for three semiconductor devices suitable for medium voltage (2.4 kV, 3.3 kV and 6.6 kV) high power applications is presented. The comparison is made for medium voltage PWM current source rectifiers using a selective harmonic elimination technique. The devices compared are High Voltage Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (HVIGBT) and two types of hard-driven thyristors, namely, the Symmetrical Gate Commutated Thyristor (SGCT) and the Asymmetrical Gate Commutated Thyristor (AGCT). The study depends on practical devices, data sheets from well known semiconductor vendors, taking into account accurate discrimination between turn-off and recovery states.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSPEEDAM 2008 - International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion
Pages1356-1362
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventSPEEDAM 2008 - International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion - Ischia, Italy
Duration: Jun 11 2008Jun 13 2008

Other

OtherSPEEDAM 2008 - International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion
CountryItaly
CityIschia
Period6/11/086/13/08

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Keywords

  • Current source rectifiers
  • Losses calculations
  • Medium voltage and semiconductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Abdelsalam, A. K., Masoud, M. I., Finney, S. J., & Williams, B. W. (2008). Losses calculation for medium voltage PWM current source rectifiers using different semiconductor devices. In SPEEDAM 2008 - International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (pp. 1356-1362). [4581134] https://doi.org/10.1109/SPEEDHAM.2008.4581134