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A New Configurable Topology for Multilevel Inverter With Reduced Switching Components

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submitted on 2023-08-24, 09:20 and posted on 2023-09-20, 11:05 authored by Marif Daula Siddique, Atif Iqbal, Mudasir Ahmed Memon, Saad Mekhilef

Multilevel inverters (MLI) are now becoming an important element for medium-voltage high-power applications. A low switch count MLIs are more popular due to their high efficiency, low cost, and easy control for the output having a higher number of levels. A new MLI topology for single-phase applications based on switched dc voltage source with reduced switch count is proposed in the paper. The presented topology is developed with the constraints of lesser blocking voltage of the switches with a higher number of levels at the output using a lower number of components. The proposed topology can also work in the symmetrical and asymmetrical configuration. Selective harmonic elimination (SHE) technique is applied to synthesize the staircase output voltages with eliminations of lower order harmonics by optimized computation of angles for switching operation. The comparative studies with the MLIs recommended in recent times show the importance of the proposed MLI structure in terms of reduced switch count and lower voltage stresses across switches in both asymmetrical and symmetrical configurations. The experimental results are presented to confirm the performance of the proposed topology.

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  • 2020

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