A new diode-clamping multilevel converter with reduced device count and DC voltage balancing control

Qingquan Tang, Dariusz Czarkowski, Xu Yang, Songsheng Lu

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new diode-clamping multilevel converter topology suitable for single- and multiphase applications. The novel topology greatly reduces the number of components in the converter while also providing the possibility of capacitor voltage balance control during active power transfer. The fundamentals of operation and capacitor voltage control are presented. The operation of this new topology is verified by simulation and experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009
Pages3116-3123
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2009Sep 24 2009

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period9/20/099/24/09

Keywords

  • Capacitor voltage balance control
  • Multilevel inverter
  • PWM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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