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Analysis and implementation of high-gain non-isolated DC–DC boost converter

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Musbahu MuhammadORCiD, Dr Matthew Armstrong, Dr Mohammed Elgendy



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High step-up DC–DC converters are increasingly required in many industrial applications. Conventional topologies operate at extreme duty cycle, high-semiconductor voltage stress, switching loss, and diode reverse recovery problems. This study presents a new non-isolated high gain, boost converter operating with a modest duty cycle by integrating a coupled inductor and switched capacitor technique. Importantly, the structure of the high-voltage side, together with the switched capacitor, reduces the voltage stress of the power switch to less than one third of the output voltage, which in turn helps to reduce the conduction loss by using a low on-resistance (Rds-on) switch. The diode voltage stress is less than the output voltage which facilitates faster recovery. Furthermore, the converter employs a passive clamp circuit to recycle the leakage energy. The main switch achieves zero current switching (ZCS) turn-on performance and all diodes achieve (ZCS) turn off reducing reverse recovery related losses. As a result, the circuit exhibits high efficiency performance; which is essential for most modern power electronic applications. In this study, the operational principle and performance characteristics of the proposed converter is presented and validated experimentally with a 250 W, 20 V input voltage/190 V output voltage prototype circuit.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Muhammad M, Armstrong M, Elgendy MA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IET Power Electronics

Year: 2017

Volume: 10

Issue: 11

Pages: 1241-1249

Print publication date: 01/09/2017

Online publication date: 01/09/2017

Acceptance date: 20/03/2017

Date deposited: 03/07/2017

ISSN (print): 1755-4535

ISSN (electronic): 1755-4543

Publisher: IET


DOI: 10.1049/iet-pel.2016.0810


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