Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO2016050800) MULTI-LEVEL INVERTER AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTI-LEVEL OUTPUT VOLTAGE BY UTILIZING THE MULTI-LEVEL INVERTER

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/050800    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2015/072478
Publication Date: Fri Apr 08 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Wed Sep 30 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: H02M 1/12
G01R 33/385
H02M 7/493
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: LIN, Yingfeng
HOLLANDER, Martin Alexander
Title: MULTI-LEVEL INVERTER AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTI-LEVEL OUTPUT VOLTAGE BY UTILIZING THE MULTI-LEVEL INVERTER
Abstract:
The invention relates to a multi-level inverter and a method for providing multi-level output voltage by the multi-level inverter, wherein the multi-level inverter comprises at least one cascaded H bridge multi-level module, wherein each H bridge multi- level module comprises a first H bridge multi-level leg and a second H-bridge multi-level leg connected in parallel, wherein each of the first and second H bridge multi-level legs comprises a first inverter leg and a second inverter leg coupled in parallel through a coupled inductor, the first and second inverter legs are coupled respectively to a primary winding and a second winding of the coupled inductor for providing first and second input voltages with multiple voltage levels, the primary and secondary windings of the coupled inductor are coupled in series and a junction node of the primary and secondary windings forms an output terminal of the H bridge multi-level leg, wherein the first input voltage has a predetermined phase shift relative to the second input voltage. The multi-level inverter can have lower change in output voltage and thus eliminates the problems caused by the great change in output voltage.