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Title: Semiconductor topologies and devices for soft starting and active fault protection of power converters

Abstract

Various examples are provided related to semiconductor topologies and devices that can be used for soft starting and active fault protection of power converters. In one example, an active switch device includes an active switch having a gating control input; and a thyristor having a gating control input. The thyristor is coupled in parallel with the active switch. The active switch can be an IGBT, MOSFET, or other appropriate device. In another example, a power converter can include the active switch devices and switching control circuitry coupled to gating control inputs of the active switch devices.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV, and Albany, OR (United States); North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1860152
Patent Number(s):
11196338
Application Number:
16/958,959
Assignee:
North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
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:  
EE0007508
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/29/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Beddingfield, Richard B., and Bhattacharya, Subhashish. Semiconductor topologies and devices for soft starting and active fault protection of power converters. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Beddingfield, Richard B., & Bhattacharya, Subhashish. Semiconductor topologies and devices for soft starting and active fault protection of power converters. United States.
Beddingfield, Richard B., and Bhattacharya, Subhashish. Tue . "Semiconductor topologies and devices for soft starting and active fault protection of power converters". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1860152.
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