This research proposes a novel low-voltage inverter-fed motor drive with variable parameters achieved through the independent armature winding for the automobile traction motor. The independent armature winding with low-voltage inverters can improve the total efficiency by reducing the converter losses. The inverters are able to change their connections to different coils groups of the armature winding in order to achieve the wide operating range. The voltage equation of each mode can be shown by using transformation matrix when the winding connection is changed. Thus the proposed motor called MATRIX motor. In this paper, the down sized model was designed to verify the principle. The principle model is able to achieve four motor parameters. It was confirmed that the principle model could extend the operating range and could achieve the high efficiency driving in wide speed range. Furthermore, the novel winding reconfiguration method is proposed that not only avoids the surge voltage, but also compensates the torque reduction during the winding reconfigurations.
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