A High-Voltage-Gain DC-DC Converter Based on Modified Dickson Charge Pump Voltage Multiplier


A high-voltage-gain dc-dc converter is introduced in this paper. The proposed converter resembles a two-phase interleaved boost converter on its input side while having a Dickson-charge-pump-based voltage multiplier (VM) on its output side. This converter offers continuous input current, which makes it more appealing for the integration of renewable sources like solar panels to a 400-V dc bus. Also, the proposed converter is capable of drawing power from either a single source or two independent sources. Furthermore, the VM used offers low voltage ratings for capacitors that potentially leads to size reduction. The converter design and component selection have been discussed in detail with supporting simulation results. A hardware prototype of the proposed converter with Vin = 20 and Vout = 400 V has been developed to validate the analytical results.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Intelligent Systems Center

Keywords and Phrases

Charge Pump Circuits; Electric Inverters; Gain Measurement; HVDC Power Transmission; Power Converters; Analytical Results; Component Selection; DC-DC Power; Dickson Charge Pump; Hardware Prototype; Independent Sources; Interleaved Boost Converters; Voltage Multipliers; DC-DC Converters; High-Voltage-Gain DC-DC Power Electronic Converter; Modified Dickson Charge Pump; Voltage Multiplier (VM)

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0885-8993; 1941-0107

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Article - Journal

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Publication Date

01 Oct 2017