Abstract

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.

Meeting Name

IEEE 35th Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2004. PESC 04

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Illinois at Chicago

Keywords and Phrases

Power Convertors; Power Supply Circuits

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Fuel cells
Solar cells

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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