Single-Phase Seven-Level Stack Multicell Converter Using Level Shifting SPWM Technique

Padmanaban S., Siano P., Ertas A. H. , Selvamuthukumaran R., Maroti P. K.

IEEE 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC), Florence, İtalya, 6 - 10 Haziran 2016 identifier identifier


This paper presents a single-phase seven-level stack multicell converter (SMC) which provides a viable solution for multilevel converter. Conventional cascaded multilevel inverter (MLI) removes the drawbacks of clamping diodes and clamping capacitors topologies. However, in a cascaded MLI number of voltage source and power switches increases as the number of level increases. The main advantage of single-phase SMC converter is only two DC sources are needed for any number of levels. Level shifting SPWM technique has been incorporated to achieve gate pulses, in which carrier wave of 20kHz is compared with 50Hz sinusoidal reference wave at a modulation index of 1 and 0.9. Total harmonic distortion (THD) for SMC converter is achieved at 1.55% and 5.26% with and without filter respectively. The seven-level SMC topology is simulated in MATLAB/SIMULINK and simulation results are provided to verify the performance.