Document Type : Research paper
Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
Parallel connection of two or even more single-phase inverter modules is a successful solution to increase the reliability and the efficiency of an inverter at moderate power levels. Stable operation and proper current sharing among parallel inverter modules is a key issue, especially when they are connected to a common load through unequal output filter impedances. In this paper, a new formulation and consequently a proper current sharing control algorithm for parallel connected inverter modules with the possibility of unequal filter impedances is proposed. Also a dual-loop voltage control with the filter current as the inner loop feedback signal, considering the effect of digital control delay, is adopted. The controller parameters are designed according to a frequency domain analysis. Finally, theoretical achievements are confirmed by experimental test results on a test rig with two 250 W parallel connected single phase inverters.