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Soft-Switched Interleaved DC/DC Converter as Front-End of Multi-Inverter Structure for Micro Grid Applications
Sathyan S., Suryawanshi H.M., Shitole A.B., Ballal M.S., Borghate V.B.
Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume: 33
Issue: 9
Pages: 7645 - 7655
An isolated four channel dc/dc converter with zero voltage switching is proposed as the front-end of multiple inverter structures to integrate renewable and other low voltage energy sources to micro grids. The interleaving technique is adopted to connect each module of proposed converter to a common dc source. This dc source can be a fuel cell stack, PV panels, battery, or any other low voltage dc source. All four channels are interleaved and a phase shift of 90° is provided between the gate signals of each channels, which reduces the input current ripple. The output port of the proposed converter provide four isolated and regulated dc voltages. These isolated dc sources can be connected in series or parallel or series-parallel manner to obtain required dc-link voltage of various inverter structure. Issues like capacitor voltage balancing of diode clamped multilevel inverters can overcome through the proposed converter. By incorporating a coupled inductor for isolation and energy storage along with voltage multiplier circuit, the proposed converter can achieve higher voltage step up with lower turns ratio and lower voltage stress at moderate duty ratio. Hence, mosfets of low voltage rating (low RDS(ON)) can be utilized to reduce conduction loss. A 2 kW prototype of the proposed interleaved dc/dc converter is developed and tested with diode clamped three-level inverter, five-level inverter, and three-phase two-level inverter to verify the design. © 1986-2012 IEEE.
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