Experimental demonstration of a solid-state damping resistor for HVDC applications

Konstantin Vershinin, Ikenna Efika, David Trainer, Colin Davidson, Nick Wright, Amit Tiwari

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Abstract

Significant drivers for Silicon Carbide based semiconductor devices focus on the areas of increased power density, voltage and thermal rating. Combination of high breakdown field, good thermal conductivity and high power densities of SiC opens opportunities for innovative device concepts. This work presents the experimental investigations undertaken to characterise the performance of 3.3 kV SiC-based Solid State Damping Resistor installed within a High Voltage Direct Current Line Commutated Converter Valve as a replacement for the passive damping resistor in a valve auxiliary circuit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPCIM Europe 2016; International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
Pages2197-2203
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783800741861
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2016
Event2016 International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management, PCIM Europe 2016 - Nuremberg, Germany
Duration: 10 May 201612 May 2016

Publication series

NamePCIM Europe 2016; International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management

Conference

Conference2016 International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management, PCIM Europe 2016
CountryGermany
CityNuremberg
Period10/05/1612/05/16

Keywords

  • solid-state damping resistor

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