Authors have proposed a novel DC-AC converter topology for fuel cells, which includes a novel method for the reduction of input current-ripple. In general, the current-ripple in fuel cells give s damage to the fuel cell consumption and life span because the chemical reaction time is much slower than the commercial power source frequency. Therefore, the input current-ripple should be reduced in the DC-AC converter for fuel cells. In the conventional DC-AC converter, a large capacitor is inserted between the boost converter stage and the PWM inverter stage for the current-ripple reduction. This capacitor disturbs the size reduction of the converter unit. In the proposed topology, the first-stage boost converter provides a series of boosted voltage pulses directly to the second-stage PWM inverter. Therefore, a large capacitor for the smoothed DC power source is not needed. Instead, a series-connected LC circuit is inserted for the current-ripple reduction. This paper focuses the mechanism of current-ripple reduction. Moreover, an active method for the current-ripple reduction is proposed, which reduces the input current-ripple less than 1Amp.
|ホスト出版物のタイトル||PESC '08 - 39th IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference - Proceedings|
|出版ステータス||出版済み - 2008|
|イベント||PESC '08 - 39th IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference - Rhodes, ギリシャ|
継続期間: 6 15 2008 → 6 19 2008
|その他||PESC '08 - 39th IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference|
|Period||6/15/08 → 6/19/08|
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