Abstract

A cascaded two-level power converter is proposed which utilizes two six-transistor inverters and is capable of producing voltages which are identical to those of three-level and four-level converters. Since the machine voltages are the same, the converter performance is the same as is verified through laboratory tests. The advantages and disadvantages of the proposed cascaded converter are explored. The proposed converter is simpler to construct and offers more nonredundant switching states per number of active semiconductors than standard multi-level converters

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

DC-AC Power Convertors; Active Semiconductors; Advantages; Cascaded Two-Level Power Converter; Disadvantages; Invertors; Machine Voltages; Nonredundant Switching States; Performance Characteristics; Power Semiconductor Switches; Power Transistors; Six-Transistor Inverters; Switching Circuits

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0885-8969

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1999 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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