Hybridizing power electronic systems using an energy storage unit has gained popularity in transportation and power system applications. This task has traditionally been performed by using several independent power electronic converters. Multi-input converters, due to their reduced part count and improved efficiency, seem to be an advantageous option to replace the conventional converters. A few multi-input converter topologies have been reported in the literature; however, there is not a systematic approach to derive them. Furthermore, all possible topologies are not completely explored and it is difficult to derive new converters from the existing topologies. Hence, in this paper, a systematic approach to derive multi-input converters by using single-pole triple-throw switches as building blocks is presented.

Meeting Name

39th IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference (2008: Jun. 15-19, Rhodes, Greece)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

DC-DC Power Convertors; Switching Convertors; Building Blocks; Converter Topologies; DC-DC Converters; Energy Storage Units; Multi-Input; Power Electronic Systems; Power System Applications; Power-Electronic Converters; Reduced Part Count; Systematic Approaches; Electric Power Systems; Feedback Control; Military Operations; Poles; Power Electronics; Switches; Topology; Energy Storage

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0275-9306; 2377-6617

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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© 2008 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jun 2008