Mukul Rastogi - Monroeville PA,
Peter Hammond - Greensburg PA,
Stan Simms - Delmont PA,
A multi-phase active filter includes a group of power cells electrically connected in a three-phase configuration, a precharging circuit, and a controller that controls the voltage delivered to the plurality of power cells. Each power cell includes an inverter having a pair of direct current (DC) terminals, at least one capacitor electrically connected in parallel with the inverter, and an energy dissipating circuit that is electrically connected in parallel with the inverter. The energy dissipating circuit of each power cell self-regulates DC voltage within the cell.