Active interphase reactor for 12-pulse rectifier
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An active interphase reactor for twelve-pulse diode rectifiers is disclosed. The system draws near sinusoidal currents from a power utility. In one embodiment, a low kVA (0.02 Po (PU)) active current source injects a triangular current into an interphase reactor of a twelve-pulse diode rectifier. This modification results in near sinusoidal utility input currents with less than 1% THD. In alternative embodiments, a low kVA, 12-pulse system with an autotransformer arrangement (kVA rating of 0.18 Po (PU)) is implemented with the proposed active interface reactor. The resulting systems draw clean power from the utility and are suitable for powering larger kVA ac motor drive systems.
Enjeti, Prasad N.; Pitel, Ira J. (1999). Active interphase reactor for 12-pulse rectifier. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from