Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 56 No. 1 (2019)   New Products & Technologies
    Technical Papers

    Active Filter for Increased Capacity of Air Conditioner by Current Predictive Control

    Kenichi Aiba,
    Takamasa Watanabe,
    Atsuyuki Sumiya

    Inverters used in air conditioners output a current with harmonic components other than power supply frequency that will flow back to a power supply system. This harmonic current may cause problems, such as a power supply voltage distortion, that can damage other devices connected to the system in some cases. Therefore, the level of harmonic current is required to satisfy a regulation value according to regulations or guidelines. MHI developed an active filter, as an optional equipment of a heat pump chiller MSV, which outputs a current that will cancel out the harmonic current from an inverter, reducing the distortion of input current of MSV from 31.3% to 3.5%.
    (This article is written in Japanese and only the abstract is written in English.)