IEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Online ISSN : 1348-8163
Print ISSN : 0913-6339
ISSN-L : 0913-6339
Waveform Improvement in Single-Phase Multilevel Inverter Using the Power of Difference DC Voltages
Kousei SatoHitoshi HagaSeiji Kondo
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2016 Volume 136 Issue 1 Pages 29-36


Recently, a multilevel inverter has been applied as the DC/AC converter of the UPS and PCS. A harmonic reduction, size reduction, and higher efficiency are the advantages of a multilevel inverter. In this study, we focus on the ratio of the input voltage of the single-phase NPC inverter. It is possible to output a voltage if this ratio is the same as that in the 5-level mode or if this ratio is different from that in the 7-level mode. However, the areas that output 0V during the dead time period deteriorate the quality of the generated current waveform in the 7-level mode. We propose the insertion of a new dead time (PDL: Partial Dead-time Less) that is suitable for the 7-level mode to solve this problem. In this paper, we demonstrate the validity of the PDL with an experiment.

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