A low-cost high-performance interleaved inductor-coupled boost converter for fuel cells

Long Yi Chang, Jung Hao Chang, Kuei Hsiang Chao, Yi Nung Chung

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Abstract

This paper presents an interleaved inductor-coupled converter for a fuel cell. It is designed to boost a low input voltage from a fuel cell to a specified voltage level for DC load or high voltage DC link, thus providing a high-voltage conversion ratio. The presented converter mainly involves coupled inductors and capacitor of voltage doublers for boosting purposes, but the voltage ratings of the involved power switches and diodes, in particular, remain unaffected as the output voltage is boosted. Using an interleaving trigger mechanism, this circuit configuration can not only suppress the input current ripple, but also reduce the current ratings of power switches. In simple terms, it is a low-cost but high-voltage gain converter due to a smaller number of required components and the lower current and voltage ratings of power switches. The operation principles and design steps are detailed herein, and the performance simulations are experimentally validated at the end of the work.

Original languageEnglish
Article number792
JournalEnergies
Volume9
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct

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Fuel Cell
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Fuel cells
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Voltage
Electric potential
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Boosting
Capacitor
Trigger
Diode
Diodes
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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Chang, Long Yi ; Chang, Jung Hao ; Chao, Kuei Hsiang ; Chung, Yi Nung. / A low-cost high-performance interleaved inductor-coupled boost converter for fuel cells. In: Energies. 2016 ; Vol. 9, No. 10.
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