Title

Power Converters for Micro Fuel Cells

Abstract

Fuel cell research and development has emphasized the chemical plant, delivering fuel to the cell and converting it efficiently into electricity. Consideration of power conversion requirements during fuel cell design enables optimization of the energy density, power, size and cost for the complete micro fuel cell system. The fuel cell needs to be larger to generate enough power to carry the load cause the system can reach a point of voltage collapse, over 1.5 W at 0.4-V input in a converter. A fuel cell stack should be designed so that the boost ratio is as close to 1 as possible.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Standby Currents; Switching Loss; Terminal Voltage; Voltage Collapse; Electric Loads; Electric Potential; Electric Resistance; Electrochemistry; Energy Conversion; Energy Efficiency; Energy Storage; Fuel Cells; Lithium; MOSFET Devices; Electric Converters

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1540-2800

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Penton Media, All rights reserved.

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