A PWM Scheme for Five-Level H-Bridge T-Type Inverter with Switching Loss Reduction
AbstractIn this paper, a new pulse width modulation (PWM) scheme using an offset function to reduce switching loss in the five-level H-bridge T-type inverter (5L-HBT2I) is proposed. The proposed modulation technique is implemented with a third harmonic offset voltage function. A new control voltage, that is adding the offset voltage into the initial control, is shifted to the top or bottom position of the carrier, simultaneously—where the absolute value of its load current is high or medium in comparison to other phase load currents. Due to reducing the intersection between a control voltage and the carriers, the number of switch commutations of the inverter is reduced. As a result of reducing the number of commutation count with a high current at the non-switching position, the switching losses of the inverter are decreased. Analysis and comparison of switching losses on the two-level and three-level inverters, which are components of 5L-HBT2I are presented. The power loss analysis on the 5L-HBT2I is performed. The proposed technique implements the switching loss reduction strategy based on setting the operation of the two-level inverter in six-step mode. PSIM software is used to clarify the proposed technique. The simulation results show that the total switching losses of the proposed technique in 5L-HBT2I reduce in comparison to the conventional sine PWM technique. A prototype is built to validate the proposed scheme. Simulation and experimental results match the analysis. View Full-Text
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Quach, T.-H.; Do, D.-T.; Nguyen, M.-K. A PWM Scheme for Five-Level H-Bridge T-Type Inverter with Switching Loss Reduction. Electronics 2019, 8, 702.
Quach T-H, Do D-T, Nguyen M-K. A PWM Scheme for Five-Level H-Bridge T-Type Inverter with Switching Loss Reduction. Electronics. 2019; 8(6):702.Chicago/Turabian Style
Quach, Thanh-Hai; Do, Duc-Tri; Nguyen, Minh-Khai. 2019. "A PWM Scheme for Five-Level H-Bridge T-Type Inverter with Switching Loss Reduction." Electronics 8, no. 6: 702.
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