Power converter and methods for increasing power delivery of soft alternating current power source

  • US 10,333,299 B2
  • Filed: 03/03/2014
  • Issued: 06/25/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A power converter for supplying power to a load, the power converter comprising:

  • a detection circuit in signal communication with a controller, the detection circuit configured to;

    determine a power source type based on at least one characteristic of power received from a power source;

    monitor at least one parameter of a soft AC power source;

    determine, in response to detecting a change in the monitored parameter that satisfies a predefined amount of change, an operating edge of the soft AC power source, wherein the operating edge is indicative of a power output of the soft AC power source at which the detected change occurs and wherein the operating edge is less than a total amount of power that the soft AC power source is capable of producing;

    calculate a scaled operating point associated with the soft AC power source that is less than the determined operating edge; and

    utilize the scaled operating point in association with the soft AC power source.

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