Power Factor Improvement in Single Phase System Using Active Front End Converter

Authors

  • Deepakkumar Varu M.E. [Power Electronics & Electrical Drives] Student, Department Of Electrical Engineering, Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
  • Nitin H. Adroja Assistant Professor, Department Of Electrical Engineering, Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
  • Narendrasinh Rana Assistant Professor, Department Of Electrical Engineering, Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science, Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Keywords:

AC-DC converter, Harmonic reduction of line current, power factor correction, Single phase active front end converter

Abstract

There are some major drawbacks of conventional front end converter like low power factor and high
harmonic content. Hence, there is a continuous need for power factor improvement and reduction of line current
harmonics. Development of new circuit topologies and control strategies for Power Factor Correction (PFC) and
harmonic reduction has become still more essential with the introduction of strong technical IEC standards. This
work is based on the difference between the performance of single phase diode bridge rectifier and the active frontend converter in terms of the %THD of the line current and power factor improvement. This work is basically on
Power Factor improvement using phase shifted Technique in which the two single phase converters are connected in
parallel to meet the load demand as well as to improve the power factor. Power factor of the source side will be
maintained nearly unity. The proposed converter operates in forward power as well as in reverse power conditions.

Published

2016-12-31

How to Cite

Deepakkumar Varu, Nitin H. Adroja, & Narendrasinh Rana. (2016). Power Factor Improvement in Single Phase System Using Active Front End Converter. International Journal of Advance Research in Engineering, Science & Technology, 3(13), -. Retrieved from https://ijarest.com/index.php/ijarest/article/view/2031