A Multicell Cascaded High-Frequency Link Inverter With Soft Switching and Isolation Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2018 IEEE. Soft-switching inverters can achieve high efficiencies and low switch dv/dt and di/dt, but often impose additional stress on the switches due to their resonant behavior. Multicell converters, on the other hand, can process high voltages by arranging the switches to share the stress. This paper proposes a buck-boost multicell soft-switching inverter with inherent cell voltage balancing. Both the current and voltage stresses are shared by the cells. Soft-switching conditions are achieved for all switching transitions without any need for auxiliary circuitry or clamps. A multiple-winding transformer transfers energy between the terminals and provides galvanic isolation. An analytical study and experimental results on a 1200-W prototype verify the operation of the inverter.

author list (cited authors)

  • Moosavi, M., & Toliyat, H. A.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • April 2019