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Title: Gas tube-switched high voltage DC power converter

Abstract

A direct current (DC)-DC converter includes a transformer and a gas tube-switched inverter circuit. The transformer includes a primary winding and a secondary winding. The gas tube-switched inverter circuit includes first and second inverter load terminals and first and second inverter input terminals. The first and second inverter load terminals are coupled to the primary winding. The first and second inverter input terminals are couplable to a DC node. The gas tube-switched inverter circuit further includes a plurality of gas tube switches respectively coupled between the first and second inverter load terminals and the first and second inverter input terminals. The plurality of gas tube switches is configured to operate to generate an alternating current (AC) voltage at the primary winding.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1440742
Patent Number(s):
9973092
Application Number:
15/136,375
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02M - APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000298
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Apr 22
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

She, Xu, Bray, James William, Sommerer, Timothy John, and Chokhawala, Rahul. Gas tube-switched high voltage DC power converter. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
She, Xu, Bray, James William, Sommerer, Timothy John, & Chokhawala, Rahul. Gas tube-switched high voltage DC power converter. United States.
She, Xu, Bray, James William, Sommerer, Timothy John, and Chokhawala, Rahul. Tue . "Gas tube-switched high voltage DC power converter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1440742.
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abstractNote = {A direct current (DC)-DC converter includes a transformer and a gas tube-switched inverter circuit. The transformer includes a primary winding and a secondary winding. The gas tube-switched inverter circuit includes first and second inverter load terminals and first and second inverter input terminals. The first and second inverter load terminals are coupled to the primary winding. The first and second inverter input terminals are couplable to a DC node. The gas tube-switched inverter circuit further includes a plurality of gas tube switches respectively coupled between the first and second inverter load terminals and the first and second inverter input terminals. The plurality of gas tube switches is configured to operate to generate an alternating current (AC) voltage at the primary winding.},
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Bi-Directional DC-DC Converter
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