Articles written in Sadhana
Volume 43 Issue 10 October 2018 Article ID 0169
In this paper, a new snubber cell for soft switched high set-up DC–DC converters is introduced. The main switch is turned on by zero-voltage transition and turned off by zero-voltage switching (ZVS). The main diode is turned on by ZVS and turned off by zero-current switching. Besides, all auxiliary semiconductordevices are soft switched. Any semiconductor device does not expose the additional current or voltage stress. The new snubber transfers some of the circulation energy to the output side when it ensures soft switching for main semiconductor devices. Thus, the current stress of auxiliary switch is significantly reduced. Besides, the total efficiency of converter is high due to the direct power transfer feature of new converter. A theoretical and mathematical analysis of the new converter is presented, and also verified with experimental set-up at 500 W and 100 kHz. Finally, the overall efficiency of new converter is 97.4% at nominal output power.
Volume 44 Issue 3 March 2019 Article ID 0071
This paper introduces a novel active snubber cell for soft switching PWM DC–DC converters. In the proposed converter, the main switch is turned on under zero voltage transition (ZVT) and turned off under zero voltage switching (ZVS). The auxiliary switch and all of the other semiconductors in the converter areturned on and off with soft switching (SS). There is no extra voltage stress on the semiconductor devices. Besides, the proposed converter has simple structure and ease of control due to common ground. In this treatise, the theoretical and mathematical analysis of the proposed converter are presented and the design procedure of converters is also provided. The simulation study at 100 kHz switching frequency and 600 W output power are conducted. The experimental prototype of converter is operated under same conditions. Both the simulation andthe experimental prototype exhibits similar performances. Ultimately, the efficiency of the proposed converter is 95.7% at nominal power.