Investigation of a solid-state damping resistor for HVDC applications

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

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Abstract

Significant drivers for Silicon Carbide (SiC)-based semiconductor devices focus on the areas of increased power density, voltage and thermal rating. The high breakdown field of SiC allows good thermal conductivity and power densities; as such, SiC devices unlock a potential for use in applications with extreme operating conditions. This paper presents the investigations undertaken to characterise the performance of a SiC-based Solid State Damping Resistor installed within an High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Line Commutated Converter (LCC) Valve as a replacement for the passive damping resistor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPCIM Europe 2015; International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management; Proceedings of
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783800739240
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2015
Event2015 International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management, PCIM Europe 2015 - Nuremberg, Germany
Duration: 19 May 201520 May 2015

Publication series

NamePCIM Europe 2015; International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management; Proceedings of

Conference

Conference2015 International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management, PCIM Europe 2015
CountryGermany
CityNuremberg
Period19/05/1520/05/15

Keywords

  • solid-state damping resistor

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