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 IEEE 35th Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2004. PESC 04, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2004.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESC.2004.1355452
IEEE 35th Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2004. PESC 04
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago
Keywords and Phrases
Power Convertors; Power Supply Circuits; Fuel cells; Solar cells
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