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In most high-performance applications of voltage source pulse-width modulation inverters, current control is an essential part of the overall control system. In this paper, a hysteresis current control technique for a single-phase five-level inverter with flying-capacitor topology is proposed. Logic controls and a programmable logic device are suitable for handling a large number of switches and implementation of state transitions. This method also considers how to improve unbalanced voltages of capacitors using voltage vectors in order to minimize switching losses. The simulation and experimental results describe and verify the current control technique for the inverter.