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diode clamp

[′dī‚ōd ‚klamp]
(electronics)
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Take A phase of Figures 6 and 7 as an example, we compare the various losses of diode clamped (Figure 7) and hybrid T-type (Figure 6) inverter losses and their conversion efficiency.
Caption: Figure 7: Diode clamped three-level inverter.
The diode clamped three level inverter has been simulated using ORCAD PSPICE-software.
The output voltage of the diode clamped three level inverter is a quarter-wave symmetric stepped voltage waveform.
Thus, capacitors are either charged or discharged for some intervals which limit the practical operation of the high level diode clamped converters in some conditions.
12 shows the harmonic spectrum of the output voltage of the three-level diode clamped inverter obtained from simulation and experiment.
CHB multilevel inverter has more advantages over diode clamped and capacitor clamped multilevel inverters for a given number of levels[2-4].
For ac/dc and dc/ac conversion, which is a major requirement in high-voltage high-power applications, the Diode clamped converter topology is used [18][20][24].
The Diode clamped, Flying capacitor and Cascaded H-bridge inverter are the three main different types of multilevel inverter structures which are used in industrial applications with separate dc sources.
The most commonly used topologies are diode clamped, flying capacitor or multicell, cascaded H-bridge and modified H-bridge multilevel inverter topologies.
Three main structures of the multilevel inverters have been presented: "diode clamped multilevel inverter," "flying capacitor multilevel inverter," and "cascaded multilevel inverter" [4].
The diode clamped multilevel inverters share the same DC level for each of the three phases which decreases dc cabling and losses on the dc side (Sergio et al 2008, Vassillios et al 2007, Martina Calais 2000).