Multilevel inverter topology for switching loss reduction

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Abstract

In motor drive application, a high switching frequency is required in order to mitigate current harmonics which cause a copper loss. However, the high switching frequency makes the switching loss large. Hence, some switching loss reduction techniques have been studied before. However, they requires complicated circuits. This paper proposes a multilevel inverter topology for a switching loss reduction. By changing current paths, the proposed inverter realizes the zero current switching. It was experimentally verified that the proposed inverter realizes the zero current switching by a foundation circuit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1345-1350
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509066841
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 26
Event44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2018 - Washington, United States
Duration: 2018 Oct 202018 Oct 23

Publication series

NameProceedings: IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

Conference

Conference44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2018
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period18/10/2018/10/23

Keywords

  • Bidirectional switch
  • Multilevel inverter
  • Switching loss
  • Topology
  • Zero current switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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    Sugimoto, T., Nozaki, T., & Murakami, T. (2018). Multilevel inverter topology for switching loss reduction. In Proceedings: IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 1345-1350). [8591722] (Proceedings: IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2018.8591722