Power and balancing control considerations on modular multilevel converters for battery electric vehicles

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Power and balancing control considerations on modular multilevel converters for battery electric vehicles. / D'Arco, Salvatore; Piegari, Luigi; Tricoli, Pietro.

2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013. 2013. 6634386.

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D'Arco, S, Piegari, L & Tricoli, P 2013, Power and balancing control considerations on modular multilevel converters for battery electric vehicles. in 2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013., 6634386, 2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013, Lille, United Kingdom, 2/09/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/EPE.2013.6634386

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D'Arco, S., Piegari, L., & Tricoli, P. (2013). Power and balancing control considerations on modular multilevel converters for battery electric vehicles. In 2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013 [6634386] https://doi.org/10.1109/EPE.2013.6634386

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D'Arco S, Piegari L, Tricoli P. Power and balancing control considerations on modular multilevel converters for battery electric vehicles. In 2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013. 2013. 6634386 https://doi.org/10.1109/EPE.2013.6634386

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D'Arco, Salvatore ; Piegari, Luigi ; Tricoli, Pietro. / Power and balancing control considerations on modular multilevel converters for battery electric vehicles. 2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013. 2013.

Bibtex

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