Pre-charging and DC Fault Ride-Through of Hybri MMC Based HVDC Systems

Rong Zeng, Lie Xu, Liangzhong Yao, D John Morrow

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

141 Citations (Scopus)


Compared to half-bridge based MMCs, full-bridge based systems have the advantage of blocking dc fault, but at the expense of increased power semiconductors and power losses. In view of the relationships among ac/dc voltages and currents in full-bridge based MMC with the negative voltage state, this paper provides a detailed analysis on the link between capacitor voltage variation and the maximum modulation index. A hybrid MMC, consisting of mixed half-bridge and full-bridge circuits to combine their respective advantages is investigated in terms of its pre-charging process and transient dc fault ride-through capability. Simulation and experiment results demonstrate the feasibility and validity of the proposed strategy for a full-bridge based MMC and the hybrid MMC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1298-1306
Number of pages9
JournalIeee Transactions On Power Delivery
Issue number3
Early online date24 Sep 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015


Dive into the research topics of 'Pre-charging and DC Fault Ride-Through of Hybri MMC Based HVDC Systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this