Quadratic buck-boost converter with positive output-voltage and continuous input-current
Valderrábano González, Antonio
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Electrical power processing is an essential component of renewable energy sources such as PV panels and fuel cells conversion systems. The first stage of power conditioning usually consists of a DC-DC converter that enables a suitable DC bus voltage for a load feeder-or grid-tie-inverter. Motivated by the current needs in power conditioning of PEMFC systems, we propose a new power electronics converter. The proposed topology has a quadratic buck-boost voltage gain which allows a wide range of input voltages, providing a fixed output voltage with additional compelling features such as the circumvention of: the use of transformers, coupled inductors or extreme duty cycles. Moreover, the input current of the proposed converter is continuous and its output voltage is positive with respect to the input one, which is in sharp contrast with respect to other buck-boost topologies whose output voltages are in general negative. The main principles, steady-state analysis, and a small-signal model for the proposed circuit operating in continuous conduction mode (CCM) are presented in detail. Simulation and experimental results are provided to validate the theoretical analysis. © 2018 IEEE.