A novel three-phase rectifier with reduced THD

G. Ivensky, S. Ben-Yaakov

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A high power three-phase rectifier that does not require a passive phase shifter (e.g. polyphase multi-winding transformer) was studied analytically and by simulation. The proposed rectifier includes 6 uni-directional switches and 24 diodes that are used to realize two three-phase bridges. The outputs of the bridges are connected in parallel via two blocking reactors. One of the bridges is operating with a positive phase delay of 15° while the other is operated with a negative delay of 15°. Analytical derivations, confirmed by simulation, predict that THD of the proposed rectifier's line current will be about 17% in a wide range of load currents. It is suggested that the proposed rectifier is advantageous in high power application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-677
Number of pages6
JournalPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Event2001 IEEE 32nd Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 17 Jun 200121 Jun 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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