Input-Parallel Output-Series DC-DC Boost Converter with a Wide Input Voltage Range, for Fuel Cell Vehicles

Ping Wang, Lei Zhou, Yun Zhang, Jing Li, Mark Sumner

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Abstract

An input-parallel, output-series dc-dc Boost converter with a wide input voltage range is proposed in this paper. An interleaved structure is adopted in the input side of this converter to reduce input current ripple. Two capacitors are connected in series on the output side to achieve a high voltage gain. The operating principles and steady-state characteristics of the converter are presented and analyzed in this paper. A 400 V/1.6 kW prototype has been created which demonstrates that a wide range of voltage gain can be achieved by this converter and it is shown that the maximum efficiency of the converter is 96.62% and minimum efficiency is 94.14%. The experimental results validate the feasibility of the proposed topology and its suitability for fuel cell vehicles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7888562
Pages (from-to)7771-7781
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Volume66
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Current ripple
  • fuel cell vehicles
  • input-parallel output-series
  • voltage stress
  • wide voltage-gain range

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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