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This paper presents an interleaved-boost converter, magnetically coupled to a voltage-doubler circuit, which provides a voltage gain far higher than that of the conventional boost topology. Besides, this converter has low-voltage stress across the switches, natural-voltage balancing between output capacitors, low-input current ripple, and magnetic components operating with the double of switching frequency. These features make this converter suitable to applications where a large voltage step-up is demanded, such as grid-connected systems based on battery storage, renewable energies, and uninterruptible power system applications. Operation principle, main equations, theoretical waveforms, control strategy, dynamic modeling, and digital implementation are provided. Experimental results are also presented validating the proposed topology.
Date of Publication: Nov. 2010