Analysis of a New Soft-Switched Step-Up Trans-Inverse DC/DC Converter Based on Three-Winding Coupled-Inductor

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IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2022, 37, (2), pp. 2203-2215
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This article introduces a new nonisolated full soft-switching step-up dc/dc converter based on single-ended primary inductor converter (SEPIC) structure. The proposed topology utilizes a three-winding coupled-inductor (TWCI) to increase the voltage gain, but unlike other coupled-inductor-based converters, its voltage gain is increased by reducing its magnetic turns ratio. Moreover, the secondary and tertiary turns ratios of the TWCI can be used as an additional design freedom to extend the voltage gain, which indicates more converter flexibility. Due to the continuous input current, the proposed converter can be used for many types of renewable energy sources. Also, the leakage energy from the TWCI has further been recycled and transferred to the output with the help of a regenerative passive clamp circuit. Due to the soft-switching performance, the proposed converter has no switching losses at the turn-on instant for the power switch and reverse recycling losses of the diodes. Furthermore, the use of a small number of components along with the soft-switching performance offer high efficiency. Steady-state analysis and design considerations are discussed thoroughly. Finally, a 200-W prototype with 200 V output voltage is provided to verify the theoretical analysis.
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