Comparative Evaluation of Three-Phase Isolated Matrix-Type PFC Rectifier Concepts for High Efficiency 380VDC Supplies of Future Telco and Data Centers

Patricio Cortes, Dominik Bortis, Riccardo Pittini, Johann W. Kolar

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Abstract

Due to the high energy consumption in data and telco centers, the use of 380V or 400V DC facility-level distribution has been proposed as an alternative to the conventional AC distribution for a more efficient power delivery structure. The DC voltage is powered from the three-phase mains by a PFC rectifier and in many cases a mains transformer is used to provide galvanic isolation. In order to achieve a high efficiency in the DC voltage generation and to implement the required isolation, a single-stage concept, such as a matrix-type rectifier that enables PFC functionality and galvanic isolation in a single conversion, can be beneficial. In addition, due to the fact that with the matrix-type rectifier the galvanic isolation is performed with a high-frequency transformer, this results in a more compact rectifier system compared to conventional systems where the mains-frequency isolation transformer is located at the input of the PFC rectifier. In this paper, an overview of isolated matrix-type PFC rectifier topologies is given and a new converter circuit is proposed, analyzed and comparatively evaluated against another promising PFC rectifier concept, the phase-modular IMY-rectifier.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 16th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications
Number of pages10
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2014
Article number6910990
ISBN (Print)9781479930159
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event16th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications - Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
Duration: 26 Aug 201428 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference16th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications
LocationLappeenranta University of Technology
CountryFinland
CityLappeenranta
Period26/08/201428/08/2014

Keywords

  • DC power supply
  • Matrix converter
  • Power factor correction
  • Power supply
  • Efficiency

Cite this

Cortes, P., Bortis, D., Pittini, R., & Kolar, J. W. (2014). Comparative Evaluation of Three-Phase Isolated Matrix-Type PFC Rectifier Concepts for High Efficiency 380VDC Supplies of Future Telco and Data Centers. In Proceedings of 16th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications [6910990] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EPE.2014.6910990