Switching control strategy for full ZVS soft-switching operation of a dual ctive bridge AC/DC converter

J. Everts, J. Van den Keybus, F. Krismer, Johan Driesen, J.W. Kolar

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Abstract

A switching control strategy to enable Zero-Voltage-Switching (ZVS) over the entire input-voltage interval and the full power range of a single-stage Dual Active Bridge (DAB) AC/DC converter is proposed. The converter topology consists of a DAB DC/DC converter, receiving a rectified AC line voltage via a synchronous rectifier. The DAB comprises primary and secondary side full bridges, linked by a high-frequency isolation transformer and inductor. Using conventional control strategies, the soft-switching boundary conditions are exceeded at the higher voltage conversion ratios of the AC input interval. Recently we presented a novel pulse-width-modulation strategy to fully eliminate these boundaries, using a half bridge - full bridge DAB configuration. In this papers the analysis is extended towards a full bridge - full bridge DAB setup, providing more flexibility to minimize the component RMS currents and allowing increased performance (in terms of efficiency and volume). Experimental results are given to validate the theoretical analysis and practical feasibility of the proposed strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th IEEE Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2012), 5-9 February 2012, Orlando, Florida (USA)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1048-1055
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1215-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event27th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2012) - Coronado Springs in Disney World, Orlando, United States
Duration: 5 Feb 20129 Feb 2012
Conference number: 27

Conference

Conference27th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2012)
Abbreviated titleAPEC 2012
CountryUnited States
City Orlando
Period5/02/129/02/12

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