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A Series Arc Fault Detection Strategy for Single-Phase Boost PFC Rectifiers
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  • Journal title : Journal of Power Electronics
  • Volume 15, Issue 6,  2015, pp.1664-1672
  • Publisher : The Korean Institute of Power Electronics
  • DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2015.15.6.1664
 Title & Authors
A Series Arc Fault Detection Strategy for Single-Phase Boost PFC Rectifiers
Cho, Younghoon; Lim, Jongung; Seo, Hyunuk; Bang, Sun-Bae; Choe, Gyu-Ha;
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This paper proposes a series arc fault detection algorithm which incorporates peak voltage and harmonic current detectors for single-phase boost power factor correction (PFC) rectifiers. The series arc fault model is also proposed to analyze the phenomenon of the arc fault and detection algorithm. For arc detection, the virtual dq transformation is utilized to detect the peak input voltage. In addition, multiple combinations of low- and high-pass filters are applied to extract the specific harmonic components which show the characteristics of the series arc fault conditions. The proposed model and the arc detection method are experimentally verified through a boost PFC rectifier prototype operating under the grid-tied condition with an artificial arc generator manufactured under the guidelines for the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1699 standard.
Arc fault detection;Power factor correction;Series arc;UL1699;
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