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AC–DC converters (rectifiers)

Ahteshamul Haque    Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India

Abstract

Power electronic converters play a major role in renewable energy systems. These converters are used to regulate and shape an electrical signal in the required form. Among these converters, AC–DC converters, commonly known as rectifiers, are used extensively in renewable energy systems such as grid-connected DC microgrids, grid-connected solar photovoltaic energy conversion systems, etc. The main objective of this chapter is to elaborate the working principle of major types of rectifiers. The types discussed are single-phase, three-phase full-bridge controlled, ...

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