Evaluation of a high power ARCP voltage source inverter with IGCTs

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An evaluation and comparison of a two-level conventional Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) and an Auxiliary Resonant Commutated Pole Voltage Source Inverter (ARCPVSI) featuring IGCTs for a 3MVA application is presented. Design issues of both topologies are addressed. The IGCT loss approximations are based on extensive measurements of the devices under hard and soft switching conditions. The results show that the ARCPVSI with IGCTs is a highly competitive alternative to conventional VSIs in this power range.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1063-1072
Number of pages10
JournalConference Record - IAS Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 1999


TitleProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Industry Applications Conference - 34th IAS Annual Meeting
Duration3 - 7 October 1999
CityPhoenix, AZ, USA