Journal Article The Three-Phase Power Router and Its Operation with Matrix Converter toward Smart-Grid Applications

Kordonis, Alexandros  ,  Takahashi, Ryo  ,  Nishihara, Daichi  ,  Hikihara, Takashi

8 ( 4 )  , pp.3034 - 3046 , 2015-04 , MDPI
A power router has been recently developed for both AC and DC applications that has the potential for smart-grid applications. This study focuses on three-phase power switching through the development of an experimental setup which consists of a three-phase direct AC/AC matrix converter with a power router attached to its output. Various experimental switching scenarios with the loads connected to different input sources were investigated. The crescent introduction of decentralized power generators throughout the power-grid obligates us to take measurements for a better distribution and management of the power. Power routers and matrix converters have great potential to succeed this goal with the help of power electronics devices. In this paper, a novel experimental three-phase power switching was achieved and the advantages of this operation are presented, such as on-demand and constant power supply at the desired loads.

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