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Comparison of single-phase matrix converter and H-bridge converter for radio frequency induction heating

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4 Author(s)
N. Nguyen-Quang ; Sheffield University Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD, England ; D. A. Stone ; C. M. Bingham ; M. P. Foster

This paper compares the newly developed single-phase matrix converter and the more conventional H- bridge converter for radio frequency induction heating. Both the converters exhibit unity power factor, very low total harmonic distortion at the utility supply interface, good controllability under soft switching condition for a wide range of power, and high efficiencies, whilst still having simple structures. A novel switching control pattern has been proposed for the matrix converter in order to maintain the comparable performance to the H-bridge converter. Simulation and experimental results for both converters are presented. Comparisons between two converters have confirmed the excellent performance of the proposed matrix converter.

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Power Electronics and Applications, 2007 European Conference on

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2-5 Sept. 2007