A Novel Topology Of Multilevel Inverter With Reduced Number Of Switches And DC Sources

Nakul Thombre, Priyanka Rana, Ratika Singh Rawat, Umashankar S


This paper introduces new topology of cascaded multilevel inverter, with considerable reduction in the number of switches and DC voltage sources. The proposed topology is based on asymmetrical multilevel inverter which produces 21 levels of output with the use of 11 unidirectional switches, 3 diodes and 4 DC voltage sources. The advantages of this topology are reduction in the number of switches (2 nos.) and gate driver circuits (2 nos.), reduction in the number of DC sources (2 nos.) also cost, complexity, and space required for hardware is reducedĀ  without sacrificing the quality output of the inverter. To reduce the THD further Level shifting SPWM techniques such as PD, POD & APOD are used and comparison is shown on the basis of THDs obtained from the above SPWM techniques. Frequency of carrier waves is 1KHz, and modulation index is 1.0. To validate the proposed topology the circuit is simulated and verified by using MATLAB/Simulink.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11591/ijpeds.v5i1.5810

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