In this paper, a new switched capacitor-based structure is presented for a single-phase multilevel inverter. The proposed structure is capable of boosting the input voltage and producing fifteen voltage levels at the output utilizing two separated DC voltage sources along with a switched capacitor unit. The proposed structure also has self-charging capability and can automatically adjust the capacitor voltage without any sensor. A quantitative comparison with similar structures has been performed to confirm the proposed structure. Furthermore, loss and thermal simulations have been performed for the proposed structure. The functionality of the proposed structure is examined by the simulation results. Finally, a laboratory prototype is implemented to verify the effectiveness and accuracy of the proposed structure and its control method.
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2021|
- Circuits and systems
- DC-AC power converters
- Multilevel inverters
- multilevel inverters
- switched capacitor circuit.
- Switching circuits
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering