Input-parallel output-series DC-DC boost converter with a wide input voltage range, for fuel cell vehicles

Wang, Ping and Zhou, Lei and Li, Jing and Sumner, M. (2017) Input-parallel output-series DC-DC boost converter with a wide input voltage range, for fuel cell vehicles. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 66 (9). pp. 7771-7781. ISSN 0018-9545

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Abstract

An input-parallel, output-series DC-DC Boost converter with a wide input voltage range is proposed in this paper. An interleaved structure is adopted in the input side of this converter to reduce input current ripple. Two capacitors are connected in series on the output side to achieve a high voltage-gain. The operating principles and steady-state characteristics of the converter are presented and analyzed in this paper. A 400V/1.6kW prototype has been created which demonstrates that a wide range of voltage-gain can be achieved by this converter and it is shown that the maximum efficiency of the converter is 96.62%, and minimum efficiency is 94.14% The experimental results validate the feasibility of the proposed topology and its suitability for fuel cell vehicles.

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Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2017.2688324
Depositing User: Burns, Rebecca
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 13:41
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 03:09
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/50181

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