Third harmonic compensation in a single-phase H-bridge PFC

Siddharth Tyagi, Ayan Mallik, Arun Sankar Uma Sankar, Alireza Khaligh

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Abstract

This paper presents a harmonic compensation method, which can be used to significantly reduce lowerorder harmonics in the grid-side current of single phase power factor correction (PFC) circuits. Often there are limitations on the percentage of lower-order harmonics in the grid currents to maintain conducted EMI standard, which may be violated, especially during light load conditions. The proposed harmonic compensation technique can reduce the amount of these lower-order harmonics, thus leading to an improvement in the line current total harmonic distortion (THD). H-Bridge based boost topology is a popular choice for single-phase PFCs because of its simple control and high performance. An experimental prototype of 600W is developed to validate the proposed harmonic compensation technique. THD improvement from 7% to 5% at lighter load with 97% full-load efficiency are observed from the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9789075815276
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 6 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2017 ECCE Europe - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: Sep 11 2017Sep 14 2017

Publication series

Name2017 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
Volume2017-January

Conference

Conference19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
CountryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period9/11/179/14/17

Keywords

  • Converter circuit
  • Harmonics
  • PFC
  • Power factor correction
  • Power quality
  • Pulse Width Modulation
  • Single phase.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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