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CD Home Nanogrid: Avoiding Standby Consumption and Diminishing Ripple Amplitudes
  • M.A. Cordova-Fajardo ,
  • E. Tututi
M.A. Cordova-Fajardo
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E. Tututi
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The nanogrids are the basic unit to develop more complex and stronger distributed systems. DC nanogrids allow a better performance and higher efficiency than the AC nanogrids. The lack of DC home appliances in the local market has resulted in a slow development of DC Home Nanogrids (DCHN). The Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and LED are used in power electronics as high efficiency and low cost lightning components. However, these devices represent a source of emission of harmonics in Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) systems, due to their nonlinear behavior. In this paper a mathematical model for the nonlinear loads and experimental results of the voltage and current ripple in a DCHN are presented. The CFL and LED lamps are used as our nonlinear loads for test the model. The model explains well the experimental results of how the ripple amplitude is reduced. We also present the effect of decreasing the ripple amplitude when it is incorporated an induction stove in standby mode to the DCHN, which also is explained by the model.