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A novel multiconverter conditioner topology and its control stage are proposed in this paper. It is formed by an active conditioner in parallel with a hybrid conditioner composed of an active filter in series with one or more passive filters. This topology allows the reduction of the inverter ratings, constituting an effective solution at high-power levels. Collaborative control strategies are developed for the new topology, which share the compensation objectives between the two converters. These control strategies and the tracking techniques are based on estimating the load current, achieving new algorithms with a reduction in the number of meters in the control stage. The conditioner operates properly in three-phase four-wire systems reducing the harmonic distortion and/or imbalance and attaining the unity displacement power factor. Experimental results are included for the testing of the topology and its control.
Date of Publication: June 2011