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Title: Power factor-corrected transformerless three-phase PWM converter for UPS applications
Author: Fraser, Malcolm E.
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1996
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This thesis describes the research of a new transformerless three phase PWM converter for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) applications. The removal of the bulky three phase transformer in larger power UPS can provide a significant saving in weight and cost of the overall system. The converter consists of a new four-wire rectifier coupled with a four-wire inverter via a dc bus. The supply and load neutral may be connected together without any neutral current flowing into the utility regardless of the load on the inverter. This allows the load to be at the same potential as the utility. The rectifier, inverter and complete UPS and control system are described in detail and simulation results are used extensively to back up the theory. An experimental prototype of the four-wire rectifier provides further confirmation of the principles. A further proposal to digitize the system is given. This would reduce the size of the required control circuit and simplify the hardware requirements.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Science Research Council ; Emerson Electric U.K. Ltd
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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