A New Zero-Voltage-Transition PWM DC-DC Boost Converter

Ting N. S. , Aksoy I., Sahin Y.

Int Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (ACEMP) / Int Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM) / Int Symposium on Advanced Electromechanical Motion Systems (ELECTROMOTION), Side, Turkey, 2 - 04 September 2015, pp.257-262 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Side
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.257-262


In this paper, a new ZVT-PWM DC-DC boost converter is proposed. In the proposed new converter, the main switch turns on under Zero Voltage Transition (ZVT) and turns off under Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS). Besides, the auxiliary switch turns on under Zero Current Switching (ZCS) and turns off under Zero Current Transition (ZCT). Also, the other semiconductor elements softly turn on and turn off under ZVS or ZCS. Another feature of proposed converter is that there is no additional current or voltage stress on the main switch and main diode. Also, there is no additional voltage stress on the auxiliary switch and the auxiliary diodes. The proposed new converter operates even under light load conditions and it has advantages as the simple structure, the low cost and easy control. Firstly, the theoretical analysis of the proposed converter is made. Then, the operating stages, the key waveforms and the simulation results of the new converter operated for 500 W and 40 kHz is given in detail.