Performance of Passive Boost Switched Reluctance Converter for Single-phase Switched Reluctance Motor

  • Ahn, Jin-Woo (Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Kyungsung University) ;
  • Lee, Dong-Hee (Departmentof Mechatronics Engineering, Kyungsung University)
  • Received : 2010.08.21
  • Accepted : 2011.03.08
  • Published : 2011.07.01


A novel passive boost power converter forsingle-phaseswitched reluctance motor is presented. A simple passive circuit is proposed comprisingthree diodes and one capacitor. The passive circuitis added in the front-end of a conventional asymmetric converter to obtain high negative bias. Based on this passive network, the terminal voltage of the converter side is a general DC-link voltage level in parallel mode up to a double DC-link voltage level in series mode. Thus,it can suppress the negative torque generation from the tail current and improve the output power. The results of the comparative simulation and experiments forthe conventional and proposed converter verify the performance of the proposed converter.


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