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A Current-Fed Multiresonant Converter with Low Circulating Energy and Zero-Current Switching for High Step-Up Power Conversion

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6 Author(s)
Bo Yuan ; State Key Lab. of Electr. Insulation & Power Equip., Xi''an Jiaotong Univ., Xi''an, China ; Xu Yang ; Donghao Li ; Yunqing Pei
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A high-efficiency high step-up dc-dc converter is proposed for renewable energy harvesting, where the sustainable power sources, such as PV panels and fuel cells, are characterized by low-voltage high-current output. The proposed converter employs the current-fed half-bridge structure to generate a square-wave current source. Then, a multiresonant tank is used to provide high voltage gain, absorb the parasitic parameters of the transformer, and create zero-current switching (ZCS) condition for all primary switches. By applying a single capacitor instead of LC for the output filter, the maximum voltage of the resonant capacitor is clamped to the output voltage, which reduces the circulating energy within the circuit and offers ZCS to the rectifying diodes. The operation principle is introduced and the steady-state analysis is also carried out for the derivation of the dc voltage gain and the ZCS conditions of the primary switches. The performance of the proposed converter was verified by a 150-W prototype. A peak efficiency of 95.2% was achieved by running the prototype at 255 kHz with 23-V input and 350-V output.

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Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 6 )