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Title: Gas tube-switched high voltage DC power converter

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:
OSTI Identifier:
1440742
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY) ARPA-E
Patent Number(s):
9,973,092
Application Number:
15/136,375
Contract Number:
AR0000298
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Apr 22
Research Org:
General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 42 ENGINEERING