A Transformer-Less Multiconverter Having Output Voltage and Frequency Regulation Characteristics, Employed with Simple Switching Algorithms Academic Article uri icon


  • The attractive features of the direct AC-AC converters increase their use in many applications such as voltage control for a heavy-duty load that has a high time constant, AC machine drives, and heating systems based on the induction process. These converters process power in single-stage having simple circuit topologies with reduced switching devices and circuit components. These characteristics lead to the efficient power conversion process. The use of a low-frequency input transformer with multiple output tapping for the regulation of output voltage and frequency is one of the major sources of cost, size, and conversion losses. The complication in the switching algorithms is also the main concern in these converters. The preceding deficiencies lower their potency to be used in daily life. The costly controllers or processors are to be employed to realize the complex control techniques or algorithms. That increases the overall cost and circuit complication. This paper introduces the simple control techniques employed to a novel transformer less multi converter to have the various ac outputs for voltage and frequency regulation. The validation of power circuit and control schemes is tested through the simulation and practical results obtained in Simulink and practical setup respectively.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ashraf, N., Abbas, G., Khan, I., Raza, A., & Ullah, N.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Ashraf, Naveed||Abbas, Ghulam||Khan, Irfan||Raza, Ali||Ullah, Nasim

publication date

  • March 2021