A SVPWM, Partial Zero-Voltage Transition AC-DC Converter for Electric Vehicle Applications

Jazmin Ramirez-Hernandez, Ismael Araujo-Vargas, Marco Esteban Rivera Abarca

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    The principle of operation of a modular AC-DC converter for Plug in Electric Vehicles (PEV's) battery charger applications is presented. The topology is a split version of a conventional active rectifier in a three-phase matrix converter and an H bridge. A Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) scheme is used together with a Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) strategy to reduce the switching loses, output voltage regulation, and a low Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). Simulation results are presented to verify the principle of operation of the AC-DC topology with a 5 kW converter.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number9049464
    Pages (from-to)75-82
    Number of pages8
    JournalIEEE Latin America Transactions
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 2020



    • AC-DC power converter
    • Battery charger
    • H Bridge
    • SVPWM
    • three-phase matrix converter
    • ZVS

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