Analysis and Design of Series Voltage Compensator for Differential Power Processing

Ping Wang, Minjie Chen

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Differential power processing (DPP) has been proved effective in many applications. This paper explores a series voltage compensator (SVC) architecture for voltage regulation of differential power processing (DPP) systems. An SVC is connected in series between the input dc bus and the DPP system to compensate for the voltage difference. It only processes a fraction of the overall power. The inclusion of an SVC changes the power flow of the DPP system and changes the loss distribution. We theoretically investigated the SVC power rating and the additional power conversion stress that SVC brings to the DPP converter, and identified the operating conditions in which an SVC is attractive or not compared to a conventional DPP pre-regulation converter that has to process the full power. Our analysis provides insights into system design and control strategy of SVC-DPP topologies. To validate the principles of SVC, a buck SVC is designed and applied to a 10-port DPP converter. The buck SVC can efficiently convert an input voltage ranging from 50 V to 65 V into a regulated 50 V for the DPP system. The size of the SVC is only 20% of the DPP converter, and the peak efficiency of the SVC-DPP system achieves 98.8%.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Power conversion
  • Power electronics
  • Regulators
  • Static VAr compensators
  • Stress
  • Topology
  • Voltage control
  • battery management systems
  • data center power management
  • differential power processing
  • partial power processing
  • photovoltaic systems
  • voltage regulation


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