This paper proposes a novel control strategy, such that equal rating DC-DC converter modules, can be connected in series at the input side for higher input voltages and in parallel at the output side for higher output currents. Closed-loop control ensures that each module equally shares the total input voltage and the output current. Analytical discussion is confirmed by a laboratory hardware prototype. Such modular converters may find immediate application in working with various utility voltages around the world.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 2002|
|Event||17th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expositions - Dallas, TC, United States|
Duration: Mar 10 2002 → Mar 14 2002
|Other||17th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expositions|
|Period||3/10/02 → 3/14/02|