Full Text:   <3122>

Summary:  <1301>

CLC number: TM12

On-line Access: 2018-04-09

Received: 2016-09-03

Revision Accepted: 2016-12-13

Crosschecked: 2018-02-15

Cited: 0

Clicked: 5809

Citations:  Bibtex RefMan EndNote GB/T7714


Heng-lin Chen


-   Go to

Article info.
Open peer comments

Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2018 Vol.19 No.2 P.273-284


Influence of motor cable on common-mode currents in an inverter-fed motor drive system

Author(s):  Peng-kang Xie, Jia-zheng Lu, Guo-zhu Chen, Heng-lin Chen

Affiliation(s):  College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   henglin@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Common-mode currents, Cable model, Motor drive system, Parameter extraction

Peng-kang Xie, Jia-zheng Lu, Guo-zhu Chen, Heng-lin Chen. Influence of motor cable on common-mode currents in an inverter-fed motor drive system[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2018, 19(2): 273-284.

@article{title="Influence of motor cable on common-mode currents in an inverter-fed motor drive system",
author="Peng-kang Xie, Jia-zheng Lu, Guo-zhu Chen, Heng-lin Chen",
journal="Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering",
publisher="Zhejiang University Press & Springer",

%0 Journal Article
%T Influence of motor cable on common-mode currents in an inverter-fed motor drive system
%A Peng-kang Xie
%A Jia-zheng Lu
%A Guo-zhu Chen
%A Heng-lin Chen
%J Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering
%V 19
%N 2
%P 273-284
%@ 2095-9184
%D 2018
%I Zhejiang University Press & Springer
%DOI 10.1631/FITEE.1601518

T1 - Influence of motor cable on common-mode currents in an inverter-fed motor drive system
A1 - Peng-kang Xie
A1 - Jia-zheng Lu
A1 - Guo-zhu Chen
A1 - Heng-lin Chen
J0 - Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering
VL - 19
IS - 2
SP - 273
EP - 284
%@ 2095-9184
Y1 - 2018
PB - Zhejiang University Press & Springer
ER -
DOI - 10.1631/FITEE.1601518

Induction motor drive systems fed by cables are widely used in industrial applications. However, high-frequency switching of power devices will cause common-mode (CM) voltages during operation, leading to serious CM currents in the motor drive systems. CM currents through the cables and motors in the drive systems can cause electromagnetic interference (EMI) with the surrounding electronic equipment and shorten the life of induction motors. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze the CM currents in motor drive systems. In this paper, high-frequency models of unshielded and shielded power cables are formulated. The frequency-dependent effects and mutual inductances of the cables are taken into account. The power cable parameters are extracted by the finite element method and validated by measurements. High-frequency models of induction motors and inverters are introduced from existing works. The CM currents at the motor and inverter terminals are obtained, and the influence of the cable length and cable type on the CM currents is analyzed. There is a good agreement between the experimental results and the CM currents predicted by the proposed models.




Darkslateblue:Affiliate; Royal Blue:Author; Turquoise:Article


[1]Amarir S, Al-Haddad K, 2008. A modeling technique to analyze the impact of inverter supply voltage and cable length on industrial motor-drives. IEEE Trans Power Electron, 23(2):753-762.

[2]Cristina S, Feliziani M, 1989. A finite element technique for multiconductor cable parameters calculation. IEEE Trans Magn, 25(4):2986-2988.

[3]de Paula H, de Andrade DA, Ribeiro Chaves ML, et al., 2008. Methodology for cable modeling and simulation for high-frequency phenomena studies in PWM motor drives. IEEE Trans Power Electron, 23(2):744-752.

[4]Erdman JM, Kerkman RJ, Schlegel DW, et al., 1996. Effect of PWM inverters on AC motor bearing currents and shaft voltages. IEEE Trans Ind Appl, 32(2):250-259.

[5]Hafez B, Abdel-Khalik AS, Massoud AM, et al., 2014. Single-sensor-based three-phase permanent-magnet synchronous motor drive system with Luenberger observers for motor line current reconstruction. IEEE Trans Ind Appl, 50(4): 2602-2613.

[6]Hoseini SK, Adabi J, Sheikholeslami A, 2014. Predictive modulation schemes to reduce common-mode voltage in three-phase inverters-fed AC drive systems. IET Power Electron, 7(4):840-849.

[7]Jiang D, Wang F, Xue J, 2013. PWM impact on CM noise and AC CM choke for variable-speed motor drives. IEEE Trans Ind Appl, 49(2):963-972.

[8]Kerkman RJ, Leggate D, Skibinski GL, 1997. Interaction of drive modulation and cable parameters on AC motor transients. IEEE Trans Ind Appl, 33(3):722-731.

[9]Liu LM, Li H, Hwang SH, et al., 2013. An energy-efficient motor drive with autonomous power regenerative control system based on cascaded multilevel inverters and segmented energy storage. IEEE Trans Ind Appl, 49(1): 178-188.

[10]Lu XY, Zhang SX, Liu C, et al., 2016. Modeling of common-mode current in motor cable of inverter-fed motor drive system. Asia-Pacific Int Symp on Electromagnetic Compatibility, p.511-514.

[11]Luszcz J, 2011. Broadband modeling of motor cable impact on common mode currents in VFD. IEEE Int Symp on Industrial Electronics, p.538-543.

[12]Luszcz J, 2013. AC motor feeding cable consequences on EMC performance of ASD. IEEE Int Symp on Electromagnetic Compatibility, p.248-252.

[13]Magdun O, Binder A, 2014. High-frequency induction machine modeling for common mode current and bearing voltage calculation. IEEE Trans Ind Appl, 50(3):1780-1790.

[14]Magdun O, Binder A, Purcarea C, et al., 2009. Modeling of asymmetrical cables for an accurate calculation of common mode ground currents. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, p.1075-1082.

[15]Moreau M, Idir N, Le Moigne P, 2009. Modeling of conducted EMI in adjustable speed drives. IEEE Trans Electromagn Compat, 51(3):665-672.

[16]Moreira AF, Lipo TA, Venkataramanan G, et al., 2002. High-frequency modeling for cable and induction motor overvoltage studies in long cable drives. IEEE Trans Ind Appl, 38(5):1297-1306.

[17]Purcarea C, Mutschler P, Magdun O, et al., 2009. Time domain simulation models for inverter-cable-motor systems in electrical drives. 13th European Conf on Power Electronics and Applications, p.1-10.

[18]Saini AS, Nakhla MS, Achar R, 2012. Generalized time-domain adjoint sensitivity analysis of distributed MTL networks. IEEE Trans Microw Theory Tech, 60(11): 3359-3368.

[19]Tseng SK, Tseng CC, Liu TH, et al., 2015. Wide-range adjustable speed control method for dual-motor drive systems. IET Electr Power Appl, 9(2):107-116.

[20]Vidmar G, Miljavec D, 2015. A universal high-frequency three-phase electric-motor model suitable for the delta-and star-winding connections. IEEE Trans Power Electron, 30(8):4365-4376.

[21]Wang LW, Ho CNM, Canales F, et al., 2010. High-frequency modeling of the long-cable-fed induction motor drive system using TLM approach for predicting overvoltage transients. IEEE Trans Power Electron, 25(10):2653-2664.

[22]Weens Y, Idir N, Bausiere R, et al., 2006. Modeling and simulation of unshielded and shielded energy cables in frequency and time domains. IEEE Trans Magn, 42(7): 1876-1882.

Open peer comments: Debate/Discuss/Question/Opinion


Please provide your name, email address and a comment

Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, China
Tel: +86-571-87952783; E-mail: cjzhang@zju.edu.cn
Copyright © 2000 - 2024 Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE