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Consideration for input current-ripple of pulse-link DC-AC converter for fuel cells

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Title: Consideration for input current-ripple of pulse-link DC-AC converter for fuel cells
Authors: Fukushima, Kentaro / Ninomiya, Tamotsu / Shoyama, Masahito / Norigoe, Isami / Harada, Yosuke / Tsukakoshi, Kenta
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Citation: EPE-PEMC 2008, pp.148-153
Abstract: This paper mentions the static characteristics of pulse-link DC-AC converter for fuel cells, and considers the input current-ripple reduction method. Fuel cells have weakness about current-ripple because the chemical reaction time is much slower than commercial frequency. Therefore, the input current-ripple reduction is essential factor in the DC-AC converter for fuel cells applications. Input current-ripple from fuel cells gives damage the fuel consumption and life time. The conventional DC-AC converter has large smoothing capacitor between boost converter stage and PWM converter stage, in order to reduce input current-ripple. That capacitor prevents from reduction the size of unit. Authors have proposed a novel topology called as pulse-link DC-AC converter. The pulselink DC-AC converter topology is no need to insert large capacitor. Furthermore, the series-connected LC circuit between two stages connected in parallel works as ripple canceling. This paper shows the mechanism of currentripple reduction.
Description: 2008 13th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008; Poznan; 1 September 2008 through 3 September 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/20828
ISBN: 978-1-4244-1741-4
DOI: 10.1109/EPEPEMC.2008.4635259
Rights: (c)2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Type: Conference Paper
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