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New Strategy for Eliminating Zero-sequence Circulating Current between Parallel Operating Three-level NPC Voltage Source Inverters

  • Li, Kai;Dong, Zhenhua;Wang, Xiaodong;Peng, Chao;Deng, Fujin;Guerrero, Josep;Vasquez, Juan
    • Journal of Power Electronics
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    • v.18 no.1
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    • pp.70-80
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    • 2018
  • A novel strategy based on a zero common mode voltage pulse-width modulation (ZCMV-PWM) technique and zero-sequence circulating current (ZSCC) feedback control is proposed in this study to eliminate ZSCCs between three-level neutral point clamped (NPC) voltage source inverters, with common AC and DC buses, that are operating in parallel. First, an equivalent model of ZSCC in a three-phase three-level NPC inverter paralleled system is developed. Second, on the basis of the analysis of the excitation source of ZSCCs, i.e., the difference in common mode voltages (CMVs) between paralleled inverters, the ZCMV-PWM method is presented to reduce CMVs, and a simple electric circuit is adopted to control ZSCCs and neutral point potential. Finally, simulation and experiment are conducted to illustrate effectiveness of the proposed strategy. Results show that ZSCCs between paralleled inverters can be eliminated effectively under steady and dynamic states. Moreover, the proposed strategy exhibits the advantage of not requiring carrier synchronization. It can be utilized in inverters with different types of filter.

An Improved Saw Tooth Carrier PWM Method for Three Phase Voltage Source Inverters (3상 전압원 인버터를 위한 개선된 톱니 반송파 펄스 폭 변조 방법)

  • Park, In-Gyu
    • Proceedings of the KIEE Conference
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    • pp.302-305
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    • 1995
  • An improved carrier PWM method for three phase voltage source inverters is proposed. The basic idea of the proposed method is deleting unnecessary 1/3 of switchings in the saw tooth carrier PWM method. The lowest frequency of the remained harmonics of this method (when the modulation index is large) is about 50% higher and the maximum modulated voltage is about 15% higher than those of the triangular carrier PWM method. This method will be useful especially in the linear feedback current control and MOSFET inverters.

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Analyzing and Designing a Current Controller for Circulating Current Reduction in Parallel Three-Phase Voltage-Source Inverters

  • Kim, Kiryong;Shin, Dongsul;Kim, Hee-Je;Lee, Jong-Pil
    • Journal of Power Electronics
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    • v.18 no.2
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    • pp.502-510
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    • 2018
  • A circulating current is a major problem caused by directly connecting voltage-source inverters (VSIs) in parallel. This circulating current occurs as a zero-sequence current between the inverters by specific switch states. Several studies have presented alternatives using hardware and software methods. When coupled inductors (CIs) are employed for the high-frequency circulating current, a controller is required to prevent the low-frequency circulating current from saturating the CIs. In this study, the zero-sequence circulating current and its alternatives are investigated using hardware and mathematical description. A high-performance circulating current controller is proposed by applying a repetitive controller to the zero-sequence current control loop. The proposed controller can effectively minimize the low-frequency circulating current without any data sharing between the inverters in unfavorable conditions. It can also be applicable to the modular configuration of parallel three-phase VSIs. Experimental results verify the performance of the proposed controller.

Harmonic Elimination in Three-Phase Voltage Source Inverters by Particle Swarm Optimization

  • Azab, Mohamed
    • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
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    • v.6 no.3
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    • pp.334-341
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    • 2011
  • This paper presents accurate solutions for nonlinear transcendental equations of the selective harmonic elimination technique used in three-phase PWM inverters feeding the induction motor by particle swarm optimization (PSO). With the proposed approach, the required switching angles are computed efficiently to eliminate low order harmonics up to the $23^{rd}$ from the inverter voltage waveform, whereas the magnitude of the fundamental component is controlled to the desired value. A set of solutions and the evaluation of the proposed method are presented. The obtained results prove that the algorithm converges to a precise solution after several iterations. The salient contribution of the paper is the application of the particle swarm algorithm to attenuate successfully any undesired loworder harmonics from the inverter output voltage. The current paper demonstrates that the PSO is a promising approach to control the operation of a three-phase voltage source inverter with a selective harmonic elimination strategy to be applied in induction motor drives.

Control of Static Var Compensator Using A Cascade Typed Multilevel Voltage Source Inverter (멀티레벨 직렬 전압형 인버터를 이용한 무효전력보상기(SVC)의 제어)

  • Min, Wan-Ki;Park, Yong-Bae;Kim, Yeong-Han;Choi, Jae-Ho
    • Proceedings of the KIEE Conference
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    • pp.332-335
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    • 1996
  • Multilevel voltage source inverters are emerging as a new breed of power inverter options for high power applications. This paper presents a cascade typed multilevel voltage source inverter which has separate de sources for high voltage. This inverter is proposed for flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS) including static var compensator(SVC), series compensation and phase shifting. It can solve the problems of conventional transformer-based multipulse inverters and the problems of multilevel diode-clamped inverters. To show the superiority of multilevel cascaded inverter, simulation results are discussed in detail.

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Extended Boost Single-phase qZ-Source Inverter for Photovoltaic Systems

  • Shin, Hyun-Hak;Cha, Honnyong;Kim, Hongjoon;Kim, Heung-Geun
    • Journal of Power Electronics
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    • v.14 no.5
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    • pp.918-925
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    • 2014
  • This study presents an extended boost single-phase qZ-source DC-AC inverter for a single-phase photovoltaic system. Unlike the previously proposed single-phase qZ-source and semi-qZ-source inverters that achieve the same output voltage as that of the traditional voltage-fed full-bridge inverter, the proposed inverter can obtain higher output than input voltage. The proposed inverter also shares a common ground between DC input voltage and AC output voltage. Thus, possible ground leakage current problem in non-isolated grid-tied inverters can be eliminated with the proposed inverter. A 120 W prototype inverter is built and tested to verify the performance of the proposed inverter.

Control of The D-STATCON Using Multilevel Voltage Source Inverters (MULTILEVEL 전압형 인버터들을 사용한 D-STATCON의 제어)

  • Min, Wan-Ki;Min, Jun-Ki;Choi, Jae-Ho
    • Proceedings of the KIEE Conference
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    • pp.1925-1927
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    • 1998
  • D-STATCON using the multilevel voltage source inverters is presented for voltage regulation and reactive power compensation in distribution system. This cascade M-level inverter consists of (M-1)/2 single phase full bridge inverter(FBI). This multilevel inverter is a natural fit to the flexible ac transmission systems(FACTS) including STATCON, SVC, series compensation and phase shifting, It can solve the problems of conventional transformer-based multipulse inverters and multilevel diode-clamped inverters. From the simulation results, the superiority of D-STATCON with cascade multilevel inverter is shown for high power application.

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Model Predictive Control of Circulating Current Suppression in Parallel-Connected Inverter-fed Motor Drive Systems

  • Kang, Shin-Won;Soh, Jae-Hwan;Kim, Rae-Young
    • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
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    • v.13 no.3
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    • pp.1241-1250
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    • 2018
  • Parallel three-phase voltage source inverters in a direct connection configuration are widely used to increase system power ratings. A zero-sequence circulating current can be generated according to the switching method; however, the zero-sequence circulating current not only distorts current, but also reduces the system reliability and efficiency. In this paper, a model predictive control scheme is proposed for parallel inverters to drive an interior permanent magnet synchronous motor with zero-sequence circulating current suppression. The voltage vector of the parallel inverters is derived to predict and control the torque and stator flux components. In addition, the zero-sequence circulating current is suppressed by designing the cost function without an additional current sensor and high-impedance inductor. Simulation and experimental results are presented to verify the proposed control scheme.

A Simplified Carrier-Based Pulse-Width Modulation Strategy for Two-level Voltage Source Inverters in the Over-modulation Region

  • Jing, Feng;He, Feng-You
    • Journal of Power Electronics
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    • v.17 no.6
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    • pp.1480-1489
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    • 2017
  • In this study, a carrier-based pulse-width modulation (PWM) method for two-level voltage source inverters in the over-modulation region is proposed. Based on the superposition principle, the reference voltage vectors outside the linear modulation boundary are adjusted to relocate to the vector hexagon, while their fundamental magnitudes are retained. In accordance with the adjusted reference vector, the corresponding modulated waves are respectively deduced in over-modulation mode I and II to generate the gate signals of the power switches, guaranteeing the linearity of the fundamental output phase voltage in the over-modulation region. Moreover, due to the linear relationship between the voltage vector and the duty ratios, the complicated sector identification and holding angle calculation found in previous methods are avoided in the modulated wave synthesis, which provides great simplicity for the proposed carrier-based over-modulation strategy. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness and validity of the proposed method.

Embedded Switched-Inductor Z-Source Inverters

  • Nguyen, Minh-Khai;Lim, Young-Cheol;Chang, Young-Hak;Moon, Chae-Joo
    • Journal of Power Electronics
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.9-19
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    • 2013
  • In this paper, a ripple input current embedded switched-inductor Z-source inverter (rESL-ZSI) and a continuous input current embedded switched-inductor Z-source inverter (cESL-ZSI) are proposed by inserting two dc sources into the switched-inductor cells. The proposed inverters provide a high boost voltage inversion ability, a lower voltage stress across the active switching devices, a continuous input current and a reduced voltage stress on the capacitors. In addition, they can suppress the startup inrush current, which otherwise might destroy the devices. This paper presents the operating principles, analysis, and simulation results, and compares them to the conventional switched-inductor Z-source inverter. In order to verify the performance of the proposed converters, a laboratory prototype was constructed with 60 $V_{dc}$ input to test both configurations.