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Title: A 100kW SiC Switched Tank Converter for Transportation Electrification
This paper compares three different dc-dc topologies, i.e. boost converter, three-level flying capacitor multilevel converter (FCMC) and one-cell switching tank converter (STC) for a 100 kW electric vehicle power electronic system. This bidirectional dc-dc converter targets 300 V - 600 V voltage conversion. Total semiconductor loss index (TSLI) has been proposed to evaluate topologies and device technologies. The boost converter and one-cell STC have been fairly compared by utilizing this index. The simulation results of a 100 kW one-cell STC working at zero current switching (ZCS) mode have been provided. A 100 kW hardware prototype using 1200 V 600 A SiC power module has been built. The estimated efficiency is about 99.2% at 30 kW, 99.13% at half load, and 98.64% at full load. The power density of the main circuits is about 42 kW/L  more » « less
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IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo 2019
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National Science Foundation
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