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On the Relation between Mains-Side Current THD and DC Link Voltage Loop Gain in Grid-Connected Unity Power Factor Operating Converters
  • Alon Kuperman
Alon Kuperman
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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It is well-known that attainable DC link voltage loop bandwidth in grid-connected converters operating with unity power factor is limited due to trade-off with AC-side current total harmonic distortion (THD). The letter reveals that THD requirement directly imposes the value of voltage loop gain magnitude at double-grid frequency; therefore the dynamic performance may be improved without deteriorating the grid-side current quality by modifying the controller structure such that the loop gain magnitude at double-grid frequency and the crossover frequency are decoupled. Experimental results validate the revealed findings.