A hybrid soft-switching integrated magnetic Ćuk converter for photovoltaic applications

Suvankar Biswas, Ned Mohan

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Abstract

The photovoltaic interface has several requirements: a high step-up ratio with clean input and output currents, high efficiency, compact size and ease of design. A novel two-port isolated Cuk topology is proposed in this paper which addresses all of these issues. It has a partial integrated magnetic structure which enables nearly-zero ripple input and output currents along with reduction in size and weight of the passive components. The transformer isolation provides the step-up ratio. The topology also combines an active-clamp structure which allows ZVS (zero-voltage switched) turn-on with passive snubber components which allow a ZCS (zero-current switched) turn-off of the active switches. The functionality of this quasi-resonant circuit is verified by simulating a PV circuit of typical specifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 7th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCC 2013
Pages199-203
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 7th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCC 2013 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: Nov 17 2013Nov 20 2013

Publication series

Name2013 7th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCC 2013

Other

Other2013 7th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCC 2013
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period11/17/1311/20/13

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