Multi-Converter Power Electronic Systems: Definition and Applications Academic Article uri icon


  • In multi-converter power electronic systems, different converters such as DC/DC choppers, DC/AC inverters, and AC/DC rectifiers are used in source, load, and distribution subsystems to provide power at different voltage levels and forms. Most of the loads are also in the form of power electronic converters and motor drives. The most popular examples of these systems are automotive systems and more electric/hybrid electric vehicles. These systems have unique characteristics, dynamics, and stability problems that are just beginning to be appreciated. In this paper, we take a closer look at multi-converter power electronic systems and address the fundamental problems faced in these systems.

author list (cited authors)

  • Emadi, A., & Ehsani, M.

citation count

  • 50

publication date

  • January 2001