Control method considerations for DC-DC converters in power buffer aplications

Wayne W. Weaver, Philip T. Krein

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Abstract

The field population of power electronics loads continues to grow. Most such loads, including motor drives, computer power supplies, and even compact fluorescent lighting "isolate" the load dynamics from the utility grid. When isolated these loads enforce local constant power behavior, which can de-stabilize a weak power system. One method to mitigate the effects of constant power loads is the use of active dynamic power buffers. This paper reviews the power buffer concept, and presents dc-dc converter control methods and considerations to implement an active power buffer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics, COMPEL
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventProceedings of the 2004 IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics, COMPEL'04 - Urbana, IL, United States
Duration: Aug 15 2004Aug 18 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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