Analysis and Design of a ZVT Resonant Boost Converter Using an Auxiliary Resonant Circuit
AbstractIn this paper, a new zero voltage transition (ZVT) resonant boost converter is proposed. A typical boost converter generates switching losses at turning on and turning off, and these losses cause a reduction in the efficiency of the whole system. This proposed ZVT resonant boost converter utilizes a soft switching method, using an auxiliary circuit with a resonant inductor, capacitor, and two auxiliary switches. Therefore, it can reduce switching losses more so than the conventional hard switching converter. Also, the conduction period of the resonant inductor current is reduced by using a modified circuit. An experiment is conducted with the converter, which steps up the voltage from 200 V to 380 V and its switching frequency and output power are 30 kHz and 4 kW, respectively. It is confirmed that the experimental results and simulation results are the same and the validity of this proposed converter is verified. The conventional converter and proposed converter are analyzed by comparing the experimental results of two converters under the same conditions. It is confirmed that all switches can achieve soft switching and the proposed converter improves on the conventional converter by measuring the efficiency of two converters. View Full-Text
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Lee, H.-J.; Kim, Y.-H. Analysis and Design of a ZVT Resonant Boost Converter Using an Auxiliary Resonant Circuit. Electronics 2019, 8, 466.
Lee H-J, Kim Y-H. Analysis and Design of a ZVT Resonant Boost Converter Using an Auxiliary Resonant Circuit. Electronics. 2019; 8(4):466.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lee, Hee-Jun; Kim, Young-Ho. 2019. "Analysis and Design of a ZVT Resonant Boost Converter Using an Auxiliary Resonant Circuit." Electronics 8, no. 4: 466.
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