Towards a 30 kW/liter, three-phase unity power factor rectifier

S. D. Round, P. Karutz, M. L. Heldwein, J. W. Kolar

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Abstract

In this paper, a forced air-cooled, 400 kHz, 10 kW Vienna Rectifier with a power density of 8.5 kW/liter is presented. To further improve the power density, the switching frequency is increased to reduce the EMI filter volume. A design for an 18.5 kW/liter, 2.5 MHz rectifier is proposed. By using today's technology, it is calculated that the maximum power density for a forced air-cooled and water-cooled rectifier is 20.8 kW/liter and 24 kW/liter respectively. To achieve 30 kW/liter, improvements must be made in passive component material properties, reducing semiconductor losses and improving the cooling system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFourth Power Conversion Conference-NAGOYA, PCC-NAGOYA 2007 - Conference Proceedings
Pages1251-1259
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Power Conversion Conference-NAGOYA, PCC-NAGOYA 2007 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2 Apr 20075 Apr 2007

Publication series

NameFourth Power Conversion Conference-NAGOYA, PCC-NAGOYA 2007 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference4th Power Conversion Conference-NAGOYA, PCC-NAGOYA 2007
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityNagoya
Period2/04/075/04/07

Keywords

  • Compact power supply
  • High power density
  • Unity power factor
  • Vienna rectifier

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