By Topic

Design and Characterization of an Eight-Phase-137-kW Intercell Transformer Dedicated to Multicell DC–DC Stages in a Modular UPS

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
Forest, F. ; IES, Univ. de Montpellier II, Montpellier, France ; Meynard, T.A. ; Huselstein, J.-J. ; Flumian, D.
more authors

Recent uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, in the medium power range (a few 100 kW), are based on a three-power stage topology including a rectifier, an inverter, and a dc-dc converter. The dc-dc converter ensures the charger/discharger function necessary for battery management. The monolithic intercell transformer (ICT) described in this paper is dedicated to such a charger/discharger, of which the nominal power is 137 kW. This dc-dc converter is comprised of eight interleaved cells that are interconnected by the ICT. The first part of this paper briefly presents the full UPS system and the topology of the eight-cell charger/discharger arranged around the eight-phase monolithic ICT. The second part suggests a model and emphasizes the design specificities of the monolithic ICT. The final design is provided by an optimization routine, checked in the end by different 2-D and 3-D finite-element simulations, both electromagnetic and thermal. The third part describes the construction of the ICT prototype. It is then placed in a test bench that reproduces the conditions of future operations and provides current balance conditions. Finally, the experimental results obtained for the 137-kW nominal power validate design parameters and confirm the interest of the ICT solution.

Published in:

Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 1 )