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Characterization of diode valve in medium voltage dc/dc converter for wind turbines

By Catalin Gabriel Dincan and Philip Carne Kjær


This paper proposes a methodology for characterization of medium voltage (MV), medium frequency (MF) rectifier diode valve. The intended application is for 10MW dc/dc converters used in DC offshore wind turbines. Sensitivity to semiconductor component parameter variation, snubber component tolerance, influence of temperature and stray capacitance are analyzed. It is concluded that the largest impact on sensitivity is given by reverse recovery charge variation and differences of temperature between adjacent devices

Topics: Offshore wind farms, Series resonant converter, Diode valve, Dc/dc converter
Publisher: 'Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1109/EPE.2016.7695404
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