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Partial Discharges on IGBT Modules: are Sinusoidal Waveforms Sufficient to Evaluate Behavior?

  • Autori: Romano, P.; Viola, F.; Miceli, R.; Spataro, C.; D’Agostino, B.; Imburgia, A.; La Cascia, D.; Pinto, M.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2014
  • Tipologia: eedings
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In recent years, the increasing use of AC-DC converters, especially in the field of renewable energy sources has led to the implementation of new modulation techniques, in particular the ones based on the pulse width modulation. The purpose of the present work is to verify the different behavior that is obtained when the components are subjected to the partial discharge test carried out with a sinusoidal waveform, and when they are subjected to PWM stress-type, similar to the actual signal generated by this type of electronic components. By considering equal rms value of the fundamental sine wave, the comparison has shown different partial discharges patterns.