Magnetically Coupled Single-Phase AC-AC Converter with Reduced Number of Passive Components

Soroush Esmaeili, Erfan Azimi, Hossein Hafezi, Amin Mahmoudi, Mohsin Jamil, Ashraf Ali Khan

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An AC-AC direct single-phase converter based on an impedance network is presented in this manuscript. It possesses all privileges of similar impedance source AC-AC converters such as buck-boost ability, maintaining or reversing the phase angle and sharing the same ground between input and output voltage. Furthermore, a magnetic coupling is exploited to provide high voltage gain by adjusting its turns ratio along with the duty cycle. A safe commutation strategy is implemented to avoid current and voltage spikes across switches needless to utilize snubber circuits. The presented converter offers continuous input current, and ac to ac conversion is done directly without using dc storage, making it appropriate for dynamic voltage restorer to compensate voltage sags and voltage swells. In addition, LC input and output filters are eliminated thanks to impedance network structure. In this regard, the presented topology offers good features in size and cost by reducing passive components compared to similar structures. Also, the comparative investigation shows that the proposed converter benefits from superior operational ranges among similar well-known topologies for the same conditions. Finally, theoretical analyses and operation modes of the proposed converter are discussed and testified by both simulation and experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79628-79643
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2022


  • AC-AC Converter
  • AC-AC converters
  • High-voltage techniques
  • Impedance
  • Impedance Network
  • Inductors
  • Magnetic Coupling
  • Power harmonic filters
  • Safe Commutation
  • Switches
  • Voltage


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