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High-efficiency dc-dc converter with high voltage gain and reduced switch stress

Wai R, Lin C, Duan R, Chang Y ...see all

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 54, issue 1 (2007) pp. 354-364

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In this paper, a high-efficiency dc-dc converter with high voltage gain and reduced switch stress is proposed. Generally speaking, the utilization of a coupled inductor is useful for raising the step-up ratio of the conventional boost converter. However, the switch surge voltage may be caused by the leakage inductor so that it will result in the requirement of high-voltage-rated devices. In the proposed topology, a three-winding coupled inductor is used for providing a high voltage gain without extreme switch duty-cycle and enhancing the utility rate of magnetic core. Moreover, the energy in the leakage inductor is released directly to the output terminal for avoiding the phenomenon of circulating current and the production of switch surge voltage. In addition, the delay time formed with the cross of primary and secondary currents of the coupled inductor is manipulated to alleviate the reverse-recovery current of the output diode. It can achieve the aim of high-efficiency power conversion. Furthermore, the closed-loop control methodology is utilized in the proposed scheme to overcome the voltage drift problem of the power source under the variation of loads. Some experimental results via an example of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell power source with 250-W nominal rating are given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed power conversion strategy

Author-supplied keywords

  • Coupled inductor
  • DC-DC converter
  • Fuel cell
  • Proton exchange membrane
  • Reverse recovery

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  • Rong Jong Wai

  • Chung You Lin

  • Rou Yong Duan

  • Yung Ruei Chang

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