Multiphase AC-DC conversion by means of loss-free resistive networks

S. Singer*, A. Fuchs

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Based on the loss-free resistor concept, a model of a network which enables ideal ACDC conversion (zero line harmonics, unity power factor, nonpulsating output DC) is derived. Such a conversion unit has a hyperbolic output characteristic, which enables it to be operated with a variety of loads, and makes it suitable to be operated as a basic building block in modular systems. This approach has been verified experimentally, by the construction of a high quality three-phase AC-DC converter, based on three flyback circuits that realised the loss-free resistors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-240
Number of pages8
JournalIEE Proceedings: Circuits, Devices and Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996


  • Ac-dc conversion
  • Loss-free networks
  • Resistive networks


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