Conceptual 380-V dc distribution system for home appliances

Effective Test Bed of 380 V DC Distribution System using Isolated Power Converters

Title

Effective Test Bed of 380 V DC Distribution System using Isolated Power Converters

Title of Conference

IEEE Trans. Industrial Electronics (IF: 6.5)

Author

Ho-Sung Kim, Ju-Won Baek, Myung-Hyo Ryu, Jong-Hyun Kim, and Jee-Hoon Jung (교신저자)

Release data

2015.07

This paper proposes an effective test bed for a 380-V dc distribution system using isolated power converters. The proposed test-bed system is composed of a grid-interactive acdc converter for regulating the dc-bus voltage, a bidirectional converter for the battery power interface, a renewable energy simulator, dc home appliances modified from conventional ac components, a dc distribution panel board, and its monitoring system. This paper discusses three isolated power converters, i.e., a bidirectional acdc converter, a bidirectional dcdc converter, and a unidirectional dcdc converter for the effective power interface of a dc bus. These isolated power converters are designed using a dual-active-bridge converter and the resonant topologies of CLLC and LLC. The proposed test-bed system was implemented using a 5-kW bidirectional acdc prototype converter, a 3-kW bidirectional dcdc prototype converter, and a 3-kW unidirectional dcdc prototype converter. Finally, the performance of the test-bed system has been verified using practical experiments of load variations and bidirectional power flow, employing the prototype converters.