Soft switched three-phase boost rectifiers and voltage source inverters
Center for Innovative Technology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
Lee, Fred C.
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A boost rectifier is provided with an ultra high speed diode in its direct current rail to reduce diode reverse recovery loss with or without implementing a soft switching technique. Full zero-voltage-transition (ZVT) as well as zero-current-transition (ZCT) may also be achieved by adding a simple auxiliary network across the DC rail which operates only during the short turn-on transients of the bridge switches. Similarly, a simple, inexpensive auxiliary circuit can be added to the DC rail of a conventional voltage source inverter shown to implement both ZVT and ZCT.
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