A High Efficiency DC/DC Converter for High Voltage Gain High Current Applications

Yaxiao Qin, Yun Yang, Sinan Li, Ying Huang, Siew-Chong Tan, S.Y.Ron Hui

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A new class of high-voltage-gain DC-DC converters for high efficiency and transformer-less DC-DC applications where large voltage step-up ratios are required, is presented in this paper. The converter is derived from the hybrid integration of a switched-capacitor converter and a boost converter. It features high step-up voltage conversion ratio with a moderate duty cycle; non-pulsating input current; low voltage stress on all of the switches; easy implementation of control and driving circuits; scalability for high current high-power applications; and low cost due to reduced components via combination of a two-stage converter into a single-stage converter. Full soft-charging operation and minimal device voltage stresses are achieved under all operating conditions. Steady-state operations of the converter are comprehensively analyzed. A 300 W prototype of a 19-time converter achieving the peak efficiency of 96.1experimental results validating the theoretical analysis and operation of the converter are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2812-2823
Journal IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
Issue number3
Early online date1 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2020


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