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In this paper, we study on a new buck-boost dc/dc converter of high efficiency by soft switching technique. The switching devices in the proposed converter are operated by soft switching with a new partial resonant circuit. The partial resonant circuit is designed to replacement of an energy storage inductor and a snubber circuit used in a conventional buck-boost converter, and then the configuration of the proposed converter is simplified. The switching control technique of the converter is also simplified for the switches to drive in a constant switching frequency. The results are that the switching power loss is very low and system efficiency is high. In addition, the output voltage of the converter is regulated by PWM control technique, and the discontinuous current flowing into the resonant inductor of the converter makes to simplify control method and control components. In comparison with the conventional buck-boost dc/dc converter, some simulation results on computer and experimental results are confirmed the validity of analytical results of the proposed converter.