Efficiency of Active Three-Level and Five-Level NPC Inverters Compared to a Two-Level Inverter in a Vehicle
Paper in proceedings, 2018

This paper deals with a comparison of a standard two-level inverter, with a three-level and a five-level active neutral point clamped (ANPC) inverter for vehicle traction applications. The inverter efficiencies during different drive cycles are assessed and an efficiency enhancement of the multilevel inverters for partial loading and different drive cycle scenarios is found.

MOSFET

Electric vehicle

Switching losses

Multilevel converters

Conduction losses

IGBT

Efficiency

Author

Anton Kersten

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Emma Grunditz

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Torbjörn Thiringer

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

2018 20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2018 ECCE Europe

8515355

20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2018 ECCE Europe
Riga, Latvia,

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Vehicle Engineering

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