Consideration of CSI drive for SRM compared with VSI drive

Takanori Nagai, Gaku Ando, Kan Akatsu

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Abstract

This paper presents a consideration of the Current Source Inverter (CSI) drive for Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) compared with the Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) drive. General SRM drive method is the current hysteresis control by using the VSI. However, a disadvantage of this drive is the current falling time is slow at the switching off period. On the other hand, the CSI drive for SRM has some advantages, fast di/dt is realized, constant current during on-state is realized and so on. However, the CSI drive has a fatal disadvantage which is large di/dt in the phase shift period resulting huge voltage spike by the back EMF. Then, in order to protect the switching devices from the voltage spike, the voltage clamp type current source inverter for the SRM drive has been proposed. The proposed drive method can suppress the voltage spikes. In this paper, the brief characteristics of the proposed CSI circuit are shown by some simulations. Moreover, in order to verify the proposed circuit phenomenon, a small size circuit is made and some experiments are performed by driving a small SRM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 7th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - ECCE Asia, IPEMC 2012
Pages1087-1094
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 3
Event2012 IEEE 7th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - ECCE Asia, IPEMC 2012 - Harbin, China
Duration: 2012 Jun 22012 Jun 5

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 7th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - ECCE Asia, IPEMC 2012
Volume2

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE 7th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - ECCE Asia, IPEMC 2012
CountryChina
CityHarbin
Period12/6/212/6/5

Keywords

  • Current Source Inverter
  • Switched Reluctance Motor
  • Voltage Clamp circuit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Nagai, T., Ando, G., & Akatsu, K. (2012). Consideration of CSI drive for SRM compared with VSI drive. In Conference Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 7th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - ECCE Asia, IPEMC 2012 (pp. 1087-1094). [6258967] (Conference Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 7th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - ECCE Asia, IPEMC 2012; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1109/IPEMC.2012.6258967