Conducted EMI reduction in a 100kW 1.2kV Dual Active Bridge converter

Conference: PCIM Europe digital days 2020 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
07/07/2020 - 07/08/2020 at Deutschland

Proceedings: PCIM Europe digital days 2020

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

Geramirad, Hadiseh; Vollaire, Christian (SAS SuperGrid Institute, ITE, France & Ecole centrale de Lyon, Ampere lab, CNRS 5005, France)
Morel, Florent; Dworakowski, Piotr; Lefebvre, Bruno; Lagier, Thomas; Camail, Philippe (SAS SuperGrid Institute, ITE, France)
Breard, Arnaud (Ecole centrale de Lyon, Ampere lab, CNRS 5005, France)

Medium-frequency transformer is one of the key components of isolated power electronic converters. The parasitic capacitances of the transformer provide paths for the common-mode current inside the converter. The electromagnetic interferences due to fast switching are among the main concerns for the design of SiC MOSFET based power converters. The conducted emissions of the converter are directly linked to its physical layout. In this work, the main loops of the common-mode current in the presence of a 3-phase medium-frequency transformer are discussed. The experimental studies show the effects of the transformer construction and vector group (star/δ) on the common-mode currents through the gate drivers of SiC MOSFETs in a 100kW 1.2kV three-phase dual active bridge converter.