New switch-mode topology for VAR compensation

Doron Shmilovitz, Dariusz Czarkowski, Zivan Zabar

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This paper presents a method of compensating for harmonics and reactive currents generated by nonlinear and/or reactive loads, by employing a bidirectional switch-mode rectifier. In this way, VAR compensation is achieved as a by-product while operating a switch-mode high power factor rectifier. Most bi-directional switch-mode rectifiers are suitable for such an application with some modifications of the control scheme and quantities that need to be sensed. A new switch-mode high power factor rectifier is introduced which has a bi-directional power flow capability and makes it possible to cancel harmonic and reactive currents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)V-98-V-101
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS '99 - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: May 30 1999Jun 2 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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