Switching Overvoltages Protection of Power Electronics Converters with Gate Turn-off Thyristors

Using the developed models in the “Simulink” visual programming environment of the “Matlab” application package using the “SimPowerSystem” and “Simscape Electrical” libraries, a comparative analysis of methods and techniques for limiting switching overvoltages in power converters, which are controlled by unlocking two-operation thyristors, was performed. The choice of a specific means of limitation is individual for each converter and depends on many factors - the power of the converter, the current-voltage characteristics of thyristors, the parameters of the power supply, and so on.