Proposal of an applicable ZVT Quadratic Boost Converter Topology in Renewable Energies

Mikael N. Oliveira, Diego F. Rodrigues, Lúcio R. Barbosa



In this paper, a new active snubber cell is proposed to contrive a new quadratic Boost pulse width modulated (PWM) converter. This snubber cell provides zero voltage transition (ZVT) for the main switch of a converter. A New ZVT–PWM Quadratic Boost converter equipped with the proposed snubber cell provides most the desirable features of ZVT converters presented previously, and overcomes most the drawbacks of these converters providing a large voltage step-up. Subsequently, the new converter can operate with soft switching successfully at very wide line and load ranges and at considerably high frequencies. Moreover, the main devices do not have any additional voltage and current stresses. In this study, a detailed analysis of the new converter is presented, and this theoretical analysis is verified exactly by simulation and a prototype converter.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ),Vol. 1, Nº. 14
Pages:829-834 Date of Publication: 2016/5/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2016/5/4
REF:480-16 Issue Date: May 2016
DOI:10.24084/repqj14.480 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

Mikael N. Oliveira(1), Diego F. Rodrigues(2), L. R. Barbosa(1)
1. Department of Electrical Engineering, State University of Londrina. Brazil
2. City Hall of Cambé . Brazil

Key words

Quadratic converters, soft switching, zero voltage transition.


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