Series-parallel connection of DC-DC converter modules with active sharing of input voltage and load current

Amol Bhinge, Ned Mohan, Ramesh Giri, Raja Ayyanar

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC
Pages648-653
Number of pages6
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expositions - Dallas, TC, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2002Mar 14 2002

Other

Other17th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expositions
CountryUnited States
CityDallas, TC
Period3/10/023/14/02

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Bhinge, A., Mohan, N., Giri, R., & Ayyanar, R. (2002). Series-parallel connection of DC-DC converter modules with active sharing of input voltage and load current. In Conference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC (Vol. 2, pp. 648-653)