A New Topology of a High-Voltage-Gain DC-DC Converter based on Modified Greinacher Voltage Multiplier


This paper proposes a new topology of a non-isolated two-phase interleaved boost dc-dc converters with modified Greinacher voltage multiplier cells (VMCs) in continuous conduction mode (CCM). The proposed topology can quickly achieve a high gain with low stress on components and proper duty cycle. Moreover, this topology requires a small inductance size in CCM while maintaining the continuity of the input current due to the interleaved technique used in this converter. Because of these features, this topology can be used in many renewable applications such as PV, DC microgrids, etc. The design procedures and component selection are presented in this paper. Furthermore, the proposed converter was simulated to convert an input voltage of 20 V to output voltage of 400 V with an output power of 200 W. Finally, experimental results have been provided to confirm the analysis and simulation results.

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2020 IEEE Kansas Power and Energy Conference, KPEC (2020: Apr. 13-14, Manhattan, KS)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Continuous Conduction Mode (CCM); High-Voltage-Gain Converter; Modified Greinacher Cells; Two-Phase Interleaved Boost Converter; Voltage Multiplier Cells (VMCs)

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Publication Date

17 Aug 2020