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Transformer-less soft-switching high-gain PWM boost converter with reduced components and increased effective duty-cycle


Qin, L and Zhou, L and Hassan, W and Soon, JL and Tian, M and Mao, J and Ren, L, Transformer-less soft-switching high-gain PWM boost converter with reduced components and increased effective duty-cycle, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics pp. 1-15. ISSN 2168-6777 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/JESTPE.2022.3213056


A transformer-less soft-switching high-gain pulse-width-modulation (PWM) converter is proposed in this paper. The proposed converter is derived from a single-switch dual-inductor transformer-less boost converter by replacing the complementary diode connected to the switch with a synchronous rectifier switch. Moreover, the peak value of the reverse current of the rear-end inductor in continuous bidirectional conduction mode (CBCM) is regulated to exceed the input inductor valley current. Based on these two measures, the zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) for all switches and the natural turn-off for the output diode are realized and the effective duty-cycle is enhanced. Besides, the proposed ZVS converter has the merits of fewer power components count, reduced voltage stress, and lower cost. Furthermore, the ringing issue in the original topology under light load or high input voltage conditions is eliminated. The operation principle, steady-state characteristics, dynamic model, soft-switching operation and realization conditions are analyzed in detail, and subsequently, the parameter design method is elaborated. The proposed topology demonstrates an enhanced efficiency performance over wide operating operations with a maximum efficiency of 97.1%.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:DC-DC converter , high voltage gain, no duty cycle loss, PWM, transformer-less, zero voltage switching
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electronics, sensors and digital hardware
Research Field:Power electronics
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy efficiency
Objective Field:Industrial energy efficiency
UTAS Author:Hassan, W (Dr Waqas Hassan)
ID Code:154270
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2022-11-17
Last Modified:2023-02-09

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