Compensated medium voltage 6-pulse CSR using shunt active power filters: Three different configurations

M. S. Hamad, M. I. Masoud*

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The 6-pulse controlled AC/DC converter produces harmonics. The input current total harmonicdistortion and the input power factor, which is firing delay angle dependent, are major drawbacks, and a compensation technique is mandatory. This paper introduces a compensated 6-pulse current sourcecontrolled rectifier with a shunt active power filter (APF) in different configurations. The shunt APF with predictive current control is coupled to the 6-pulse systems in three different compensation configurations. The APF is connected either directly to the front-end transformer primary or secondary side or via a transformer to reduce the filter side voltage. The comparison between these configuration is introduced; each configuration has merits and demerits. The comparison cannot be genuine. Simulation results are presented for a medium voltage converter which is scaled to allow low-voltage experimental confirmation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Engineering Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • 6-pulse converter
  • Harmonics
  • Medium voltage
  • Predictive current control
  • Shunt active filter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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