This paper addresses boost converter circuits that are built for very low input voltages, i.e. less than 1 V. Such circuits can be useful for single-cell solar and fuel cell power supplies. Important issues are physical size, high conversion ratio, efficiency, and startup. Several experimental studies show the impact of these issues. A startup technique is proposed that works for arbitrarily low input voltages.
J. W. Kimball et al., "Issues with Low-Input-Voltage Boost Converter Design," Proceedings of the 35th IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference (2004, Aachen, Germany), vol. 3, pp. 2152-2156, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jun 2004.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESC.2004.1355452
35th IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference (2004: Jun. 20-25, Aachen, Germany)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Power Convertors; Power Supply Circuits; Fuel Cells; Solar Cells; Boost Converters; Input Voltages; Startup Technique; Capacitors; Electric Converters; Electric Inductors; Electric Losses; Electric Potential; MOSFET Devices; Electric Exciters; Low Voltage; Circuits; Power Supplies; Consumer Electronics; Batteries; Inductors; Photovoltaic Cells; DC-DC Power Converters; Space Technology
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