ABSTRACT: The number of transformer and the size of transformer in inverter using 3-phase transformer could be reduced compare with a multi-level inverter using single phase transformer. But still the 3-phase transformer inverter needs many switches. In this study, we proposed the isolated multi-level inverter using 3-phase transformers and common arm, in this paper. Also, using phase angle control method with switching frequency equal to output fundamental frequency, harmonics component of output voltage and switching loss can be reduced. Finally, we tested multi-level inverter to clarify electric circuit and reasonableness through Matlab simulation and experiment by using prototype inverter.
Smart Manufacturing Application, 2008. ICSMA 2008. International Conference on; 05/2008