Development of a New 1000 V / 1 MVA IGBT 3L-NPC-VSC PEBB Type 2 with Independent Modulation, DC-Link Balancing and Short-Circuit Protection

Conference: CIPS 2014 - 8th International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems
02/25/2014 - 02/27/2014 at Nuremberg, Germany

Proceedings: ETG-Fb. 141: CIPS 2014

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Staudt, Ingo (SEMIKRON Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG, Nuremberg, Germany)
Sprenger, Michael (Technische Universitaet Dresden, Professur Leistungselektronik, Germany)

This paper presents a new 1000 V / 1 MVA three level NPC voltage source converter based on standard three level IGBT modules. It explains how the converter is set up as PEBB Type 2 with integrated modulators. Major problems of the serial bus based modulators and the solutions are discussed. Detailed information on the working principle of the DC-link balancing and the short-circuit protection is given as well as measurement results of the operating demonstrator.