Shunt active-power-filter topology based on parallel interleaved inverters Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, an interleaved active-power-filter concept with reduced size of passive components is discussed. The topology is composed of two pulsewidth-modulation interleaved voltage-source inverters connected together on the ac line and sharing the same dc-link capacitor. The advantages of the proposed approach are as follows: 1) significant reduction in the linkage inductors' size by decreasing the line-current ripple due to the interleaving; 2) reduction of the switching stress in the dc-link capacitor, due to the shared connection; and 3) more accurate compensation for high-power applications, because the power sharing allows one to use a higher switching frequency in each inverter. This paper analyzes the design of the passive components and gives a practical and low-cost solution for the minimization of the circulation currents between the inverters, by using common-mode coils. Several simulation results are discussed, and experimental results with a three-phase 10-kVA 400-V unit are obtained to validate the theoretical analysis. 2008 IEEE.

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altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Asiminoaei, L., Aeloiza, E., Enjeti, P. N., & Blaabjerg, F.

citation count

  • 282

complete list of authors

  • Asiminoaei, Lucian||Aeloiza, Eddy||Enjeti, Prasad N||Blaabjerg, Frede

publication date

  • March 2008