Design of A Series Resonant Converter GMAW Welding Machine by Using the Harmonic Current Technique for Power Transfer

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Altanneh N. S. , Uslu A., Aydemir M. T.

ELECTRONICS, cilt.8, sa.2, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3390/electronics8020205
  • Dergi Adı: ELECTRONICS


This paper proposes the use of a control algorithm that can yield soft switching both at turn-on and turn-off of the inverter of series resonance converter (SRC) gas metal arc welding (GMAW) machines. The technique takes advantage of the band-pass filter characteristics of the SRC and controls the power by using switching frequencies that are subharmonics of the resonance frequency. The design and the experimental results for a 5 kW prototype system are given to prove that the algorithm can be used in GMAW systems.