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Systematic Topology Selection Method for Multiple-Input DC-DC Converters
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Systematic Topology Selection Method for Multiple-Input DC-DC Converters
Choung, Seung H.; Bae, Sungwoo; Kim, Myungchin;
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A power system designer may have difficulties in choosing a suitable multiple-input converter topology for a specific target application because each multiple-input converter topology presented in the literature has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this perspective, this paper presents a systematic topology selection method for multiple-input converters with three comparison criteria including cost-saving effect, modularity potential and flexibility. Based on these criteria, this paper proposes a strategic flow chart example for choosing a proper multiple-input converter topology. This flow chart will provide a powerful selection tool to a power system designer when he or she chooses a specific multiple-input converter for a given application.
Multiple-input dc-dc converter;Cost-saving effect;Modularity potential;Flexibility;
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