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Author Palma, L. ♦ Todorovic, M.H. ♦ Enjeti, P.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword DC-DC power converters ♦ Fuel cells ♦ Oil insulation ♦ Voltage ♦ Inverters ♦ Costs ♦ Hydroelectric power generation ♦ Solar power generation ♦ Power generation ♦ Distributed power generation
Abstract In this paper analysis and design of a new transformer-less high gain DC-DC converter for fuel cell inverters is presented. Due to the low input voltage in fuel cell applications a high voltage gain DC-DC converter is required. Typically to meet this requirement transformer based converters are used, with the consequent cost and size increase. As an alternative to the traditional solution the proposed converter provides a voltage gain of 5 in per unit without the need of a transformer. This contributes to a significant reduction in size and cost while maintaining high conversion efficiency. Moreover the proposed converter produces a split DC-link which can be independently controlled. This feature is ideal for bi-phase inverters to produce an AC output from a fuel-cell energy source. Converter analysis, and experimental results obtained from a 1 kW 45 $V_{dc}$ to 200 $V_{dc}$ prototype are presented in this paper
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Electr. Eng., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX (Palma, L.; Todorovic, M.H.; Enjeti, P.)
ISBN 0780390334
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-06-16
Publisher Place Brazil
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 711.59 kB
Page Count 7
Starting Page 2514
Ending Page 2520


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library