Multiphase systems including multiphase generators or motors, especially five-phase, offer improved performance compared to three-phase counterpart. Five-phase generators could generate power in applications such as, but not limited to, wind power generation, electric vehicles, aerospace, and oil and gas. The five-phase generator output requires converter system such as AC-DC converters. This chapter introduces the basic construction and performance analysis for uncontrolled/controlled five-phase line commutated rectifier guided by numerical examples. This rectifier is suitable for wind energy applications to be the intermediate stage between five-phase generator and DC load or inverter stage. The filtration for AC side and effects of source inductances are detailed in other references. Here, this chapter gives the reader a quick idea about the analysis and performance of multiphase line commutated rectifiers and specifically five phase.
Part of the book: Electric Power Conversion