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, nonpulsating 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 96.1% is built. Both simulation and experimental results validating the theoretical analysis and operation of the converter are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8678676
Pages (from-to)2812-2823
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
Issue number3
Early online date1 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2020


  • DC microgrids
  • high efficiency
  • high-frequency hybrid converter
  • high-voltage conversion ratio
  • low cost
  • low-voltage stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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