Voltage balancing method for a seven-level stacked multicell converter using reduced switching transitions

Amer M. Y. M. Ghias, Josep Pou, Vassilios G. Agelidis, Mihai Ciobotaru

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Abstract

This paper proposes a voltage balancing method for a seven-level stacked multicell converter (SMC) based on phase disposition pulse-width modulation (PD-PWM) using reduced switching transitions. This method is called optimal-transition voltage balancing method. The selection of the optimal transition sequence is performed by minimizing a cost function and the transitions that would result in more switchings of the converter semiconductor devices are avoided. The simulation results show a significant reduction of the average switching frequency as compared to the use of the optimal-state voltage balancing method, while maintaining the balance of the FC voltages. Moreover, the proposed PD-PWM voltage balancing method is robust to unbalanced linear loads, non-linear loads and transients.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages6328-6333
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479902248
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 Nov 201314 Nov 2013

Conference

Conference39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period10/11/1314/11/13

Keywords

  • Capacitor voltage balancing
  • Multilevel converter
  • Pulse-width modulation
  • Stacked multicell converter

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