This paper presents a new composite soft-switching configuration for single-phase inverters where power bridge leg modules are used. The presented configuration consists of only one inductor and one capacitor as well as two low-power-rated switches/diodes for full-bridge circuits. It can realize snubber functions and/or resonant zero-current switching at any load current for switches in power inverters with unipolar sinusoid pulse width modulation control. The idea presented here is that soft-switching processes at turn-on and turn-off for each active switch in inverters can be different. The detailed circuit operational processes, simulation waveforms, and experimental results are included.
- PWM invertors
- bridge circuits
- control systems
- switching circuits
He, X., Sheng, K., Williams, B. W., Qian, Z., & Finney, S. J. (2001). A composite soft-switching inverter configuration with unipolar pulsewidth modulation control. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 48(1), 118-126. https://doi.org/10.1109/41.904571