%0 Electronic Article
%A J.C. Rosas-Caro
%A J.M. Ramirez
%A F.Z. Peng
%A A. Valderrabano
%K pulse-width modulation-based DC-DC converter
%K DC-DC multilevel boost converter
%K unidirectional current flow
%K fuel cell generation systems
%K DC link
%K PWM-based DC-DC converter
%K photovoltaic generation systems
%K switched capacitor function
%X A DC–DC converter topology is proposed. The DC–DC multilevel boost converter (MBC) is a pulse-width modulation (PWM)-based DC–DC converter, which combines the boost converter and the switched capacitor function to provide different output voltages and a self-balanced voltage using only one driven switch, one inductor, 2N−1 diodes and 2N−1 capacitors for an Nx MBC. It is proposed to be used as DC link in applications where several controlled voltage levels are required with self-balancing and unidirectional current flow, such as photovoltaic (PV) or fuel cell generation systems with multilevel inverters; each device blocks only one voltage level, achieving high-voltage converters with low-voltage devices. The major advantages of this topology are: a continuous input current, a large conversion ratio without extreme duty cycle and without transformer, which allow high switching frequency. It can be built in a modular way and more levels can be added without modifying the main circuit. The proposed converter is simulated and prototyped; experimental results prove the proposition's principle.
%@ 1755-4535
%T A DC–DC multilevel boost converter
%B IET Power Electronics
%D January 2010
%V 3
%N 1
%P 129-137
%I Institution of Engineering and Technology
%U https://digital-library.theiet.org/;jsessionid=3arj12aqkvfno.x-iet-live-01content/journals/10.1049/iet-pel.2008.0253
%G EN