Conference proceedings article
Advantages of IGBT Series Connection in 1.500 V PV-inverters



Publication Details
Authors:
Nöding, C.; Felgemacher, C.; Dombert, B.; Zacharias, P.
Editor:
VDE
Publisher:
VDE
Place:
Nürnberg
Publication year:
2015
Pages range:
627-634
Book title:
PCIM Europe 2015 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
ISBN:
978-3-8007-3924-0

Abstract


A series connection of two conventional 1.200 V rated IGBTs allows a maximum blocking voltage of 2.400 V in theory. With respect to overvoltage during the switching process and the impact of cosmic radiation, the voltage stress of a single 1.200 V device should not exceed 70 % to 75 % of the rated value to achieve a trade-off in lifetime and voltage resulting in a maximum blocking voltage of 1.800 V for a series connection. Within this paper the voltage sharing between the IGBTs will be investigated and the behavior of a newly developed balancing method will be shown. Moreover advantages and challenges of the IGBT series connection are discussed for large-scale PV-inverter systems.




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