Comparison of DC/DC converters in DCM for reducing low-frequency input current ripple of single-phase two-stage inverters

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2017 20th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, ICEMS 2017, 2017
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© 2017 IEEE. Single-phase two-stage inverters generally use an intermediate capacitor to buffer the power imbalance between DC input and AC output. However, the resultant low-frequency voltage ripple on this intermediate capacitor may produce low-frequency ripple at the source side, especially when the front-end dc/dc converter operates in continuous conduction mode (CCM). Some common solutions to reducing this ripple are feedforward control and power decoupling circuits. Alternatively, this paper analyzes a two-stage inverter where the front-end is a dc/dc converter operating in discontinuous conduction mode (DCM). In general dc/dc converters operating in DCM have inherent natural capability to reduce this low-frequency input current ripple, without needing a sophisticated control or complex circuitry as compared with its CCM operation. Analysis with simulation verification is reported to demonstrate such capability.
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