A Novel Approach to Industrial Rectifier Systems

September 24, 2014 // By Maurizio Salato, Vicor

New power components, such as fixed-ratio bus converters that provide state-of-the-art performance, including components capable of 300-400V DC input are now available, presenting an attractive option for industrial applications.    This paper proposes a new AC-DC system architecture based on these fixed-ratio bus converters, reducing system size and increasing efficiency, while reducing cost.

Read this white paper to learn about a novel approach to developing industrial rectifier systems. In the past, AC-DC converters for industrial applications relied on a non-isolated single- or three-phase rectifier, which fed an isolated DC-DC stage. Capacitors were placed between the two stages to provide the necessary energy storage.
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