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A simple energy recovery circuit for high-power inverters with complete turn-on and turn-off snubbers

He, X. and Deng, Y. and Williams, B.W. and Finney, S.J. and Qian, Z. (2004) A simple energy recovery circuit for high-power inverters with complete turn-on and turn-off snubbers. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 51 (1). pp. 81-88. ISSN 0885-8993

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Abstract

This paper presents and analyzes an active energy recovery circuit for the inductive turn-on snubber and capacitive turn-off snubber used on high-power gate-turn-off thyristor inverters. The circuit performs as a simple switched-mode power supply and recovers the inductive and capacitive snubbers energy induced in power inverters back into the dc rail with the aid of an extra switch. The features and operation of the proposed circuit are given and supported by PSpice simulations and experimental results.

Item type: Article
ID code: 3583
Keywords: SPICE, bridge circuits, invertors, power supplies, thyristor convertors, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 12:15
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3583

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