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Title: Interleaved power converter

Abstract

A power converter architecture interleaves full bridge converters to alleviate thermal management problems in high current applications, and may, for example, double the output power capability while reducing parts count and costs. For example, one phase of a three phase inverter is shared between two transformers, which provide power to a rectifier such as a current doubler rectifier to provide two full bridge DC/DC converters with three rather than four high voltage inverter legs.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Canton, MI
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
919876
Patent Number(s):
7295448
Application Number:
10/861,319
Assignee:
Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation (Auburn Hills, MI)
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:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Zhu, Lizhi. Interleaved power converter. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Zhu, Lizhi. Interleaved power converter. United States.
Zhu, Lizhi. Tue . "Interleaved power converter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919876.
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