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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2010 Vol.11 No.7 P.555-561


Generalized multilevel current source inverter topology with self-balancing current

Author(s):  Jian-yu Bao, Wei-bing Bao, Zhong-chao Zhang

Affiliation(s):  Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, Ningbo 315100, China, Zhijiang College, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310024, China, Electrical Engineering College, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   baojy@nit.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Multilevel current source inverter (MCSI), Topology, Self current balancing, Duality

Jian-yu Bao, Wei-bing Bao, Zhong-chao Zhang. Generalized multilevel current source inverter topology with self-balancing current[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2010, 11(7): 555-561.

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A generalized single-phase multilevel current source inverter (MCSI) topology with self-balancing current is proposed, which uses the duality transformation from the generalized multilevel voltage source inverter (MVSI) topology. The existing single-phase 8- and 6-switch 5-level current source inverters (CSIs) can be derived from this generalized MCSI topology. In the proposed topology, each intermediate DC-link current level can be balanced automatically without adding any external circuits; thus, a true multilevel structure is provided. Moreover, owing to the dual relationship, many research results relating to the operation, modulation, and control strategies of MVSIs can be applied directly to the MCSIs. Some simulation results are presented to verify the proposed MCSI topology.

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