Matrix converter applied to energy saving for street lighting systems

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Román Lumbreras, Manuel ; Velasco Quesada, Guillermo ; Conesa Roca, Alfons (2010)
  • Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Publications
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1109/MELCON.2010.5476216
  • Subject: Electronic engineering | :Enginyeria electrònica [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC] | Enllumenat | Energia -- Estalvi | Convertidors

This work presents a three-phase AC-AC converter, with independent phase control, based on matrix-converter structure. This converter is applied to electrical energy saving on the public lighting systems by means of regulation and control of the voltage applied to the lamps. The developed converter represents a technological improvement with respect to the traditional systems based on an autotransformer: it reduces system cost and volume, and increases lamps lifetime.
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