A dual-switch high step-up DC-DC converter topology is proposed in this paper. The proposed topology uses two power switches, a three-winding coupled inductor (TWCI), and voltage multiplier cells to provide a high voltage gain. Furthermore, the voltage stresses on power semiconductor switches are low, resulting in lower switching and conduction losses. Moreover, the common electrical ground is preserved in this topology, making it a suitable candidate for photovoltaic (PV) to grid systems. The operating modes and steady state analysis of the proposed converter are presented, and a comparative study is carried out to demonstrate advantages of the proposed topology over the existing topologies. Finally, the simulation results of the proposed topology are presented using PLECS software along with the experimental results for a 200 W, 30 V to 400 V laboratory setup.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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DC-DC; High Step-up; PV to Grid

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Publication Date

01 Jan 2022