Z-source inverter is a recently proposed single-stage inverter with added voltage-boost capability for complementing the usual voltage-buck operation of a traditional voltage-source inverter. As long as the transformer element added in to the z-source concept, a trans-z-source inverter with one transformer and one capacitor is reported recently. This paper has adapted the cascaded concept into the trans-z-source and trans-quasi-z-source inverters to extend each to the cascaded topologies before combination is made with allowing more sources embedded which reduces the capacitor voltage and enhanced the compatibility for distributed sources. Unlike existing techniques, voltage stresses within the proposed inverters are better distributed among the passive components. Theoretical analysis for explaining these operating features has already been discussed before simulation were performed and an experimental prototype was constructed in laboratory with captured results shown for visual confirmation.
Proceedings of the 8th Ieee International Conference on Power Electronics and Ecce Asia (icpe & Ecce), 2011, p. 1976-1980
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8th International Conference on Power Electronics and ECCE Asia (ICPE & ECCE), 2011