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Title: A High Gain DC-DC Topology Based on Two-Winding Coupled Inductors Featuring Continuous Input Current
A high-voltage-gain dc-dc converter topology is proposed for renewable energy applications. The proposed coupled-inductor-based high-gain dc-dc converter features reduced input current ripple. The semiconductor elements voltage spikes due to the leakage inductance are prevented through the use of a clamping circuit. The Clamping circuit helps recover the leakage inductance stored energy, which causes voltage spikes on the switch. This results in the selection of elements with lower voltage ratings. Power switches with lower voltage ratings lead to lower conduction losses and improved system efficiency. The DC component of the inductor magnetizing current is zero. Consequently, no energy is stored in the inductor core, and the losses are further reduced.
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2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
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4782 to 4787
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National Science Foundation
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