Capacitors for high temperature DC link applications in automotive traction drives: Current technology and limitations

Dave Winterborne, Mingyao Ma, Haimeng Wu, Volker Pickert, James Widmer, Peter Barrass, Laxman Shah

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Abstract

Recent years have seen an increase in the use of electric traction drives for automotive applications. This field is rapidly advancing thanks to the drive for greater power density in such drive systems, and this can place additional demands on the DC link capacitor. This component must maintain high reliability and long life, while storing large amounts of charge at high voltage, but the constraints it introduces are often not considered fully. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of this field at the present time, which is currently lacking in the literature; identify limitations of current technology; and provide impetus for future research. Current dielectric materials and their suitability for this application are assessed and compared, and then the direction of current research into novel materials is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479901159
ISBN (Print)9781479901166
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013 - Lille, France
Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

Publication series

Name2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013

Conference

Conference2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013
CountryFrance
CityLille
Period2/09/136/09/13

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