Study of a single-phase series active power filter with hysteresis control

Stanimir Stoyanov Valtchev, DEE Group Author

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The paper presents results from a study of a series-connected single-phase APF (active power filter) with a control system based on hysteresis control, both with and without limitation of the maximum switching frequency. The general purpose of the series APF is to eliminate the low order harmonics of the source (grid) voltage. The filter operation at limited and unlimited maximum switching frequency is explained and it is described using building blocks and time diagrams illustrating the tracking down of the reference curve. Waveforms from the computer simulation and waveforms from the experimental tests of the filter are presented also for the two situations. Operations at limited and unlimited maximum switching frequency are compared regarding the quality of the voltage across the load, the complexity of the implementation of the control system, and the electromagnetic compatibility. The investigation proved capability of the series APF to achieve its general purpose using the hysteresis control methods studied (limited and unlimited switching frequency).
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)1634-1641
JournalJournal of Energy and Power Engineering
Issue numberNA
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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