Cascaded Inverters Increasing the Number of Levels and Effective Switching Frequency in Output Using Coupled Inductors

Ashraf Ali Khan, Mohsin Jamil, Usman Ali Khan, Shahnawaz Khan, Shehab Ahmed

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Abstract

In this paper, a new coupled-inductor based modular multilevel cascaded inverter using a new phase-shift control is presented. The proposed inverter can generate a high output ac voltage using standard low voltage rating devices. The number of levels in the output pulse width modulation (PWM) voltage and the effective switching frequency of the output filter are increased using coupled inductors and phase-shift control. The switching signals of the cascaded units in the proposed inverter are phase-shifted by 360°/4n, where n is the number of cascaded units. The proposed phase-shift control results in (4n+1) levels in the output PWM voltage of the proposed inverter and increases the effective switching frequency of the output filter by 4n times of the actual switching frequency fsw. As a result, the output waveforms can be generated with better quality and less distortion. In addition, the output filter can be decreased dramatically in size. Besides, fewer coupled inductors are used to reduce the footprints, the number of inductors, and magnetic volume. Moreover, the proposed inverter is exceptionally reliable due to no short-circuit risk in the circuit.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-1
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 6 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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