A New Three Winding Coupled Inductor-Assisted High Frequency Boost Chopper Type DC-DC Power Converter with a High Voltage Conversion Ratio

  • Ahmed Tarek (The Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University) ;
  • Nagai Shinichiro (Power Supply Operations and Equipment Division, Sanken Electric, Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Hiraki Eiji (The Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University) ;
  • Nakaoka Mutsuo (The Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University)
  • Published : 2005.04.01

Abstract

In this paper, a novel circuit topology of a three-winding coupling inductor-assisting a high-frequency PWM boost chopper type DC-DC power converter with a high boost voltage conversion ratio and low switch voltage stress is proposed for the new energy interfaced DC power conditioner in solar photovoltaic and fuel cell generation systems. The operating principle in a steady state is described by using its equivalent circuits under the practical condition of energy processing of a lossless capacitive snubber. The newly-proposed power MOSFET boost chopper type DC-DC power converter with the three-winding coupled inductor type transformer and a single lossless capacitor snubber is built and tested for an output power of 500W. Utilizing the lower voltage and internal resistance power MOSFET switch in the proposed PWM boost chopper type DC-DC power converter can reduce the conduction losses of the active power switch compared to the conventional model. Therefore, the total actual power conversion efficiency under a condition of the nominal rated output power is estimated to be 81.1 %, which is 3.7% higher than the conventional PWM boost chopper DC power conversion circuit topology.

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