A Buck-Boost Converter with Extended Duty-Cycle Range in the Buck Voltage Region for Renewable Energy Sources

Joaquim Monteiro, V. Fernão Pires, Daniel Foito, Armando Cordeiro, J. Fernando Silva, Sónia Pinto

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Abstract

Buck-boost DC–DC converters are useful as DC grid interfaces for renewable energy resources. In the classical buck-boost converter, output voltages smaller than the input voltage (the buck region) are observed for duty cycles between 0 and 0.5. Several recent buck-boost converters have been designed to present higher voltage gains. Nevertheless, those topologies show a reduced duty-cycle range, leading to output voltages in the buck region, and thus require the use of very low duty cycles to achieve the lower range of buck output voltages. In this work, we propose a new buck-boost DC-DC converter that privileges the buck region through the extension of the duty-cycle range, enabling buck operation. In fact, the converter proposed here allows output voltages below the input voltage even with duty cycles higher than 0.6. We present the analysis, design, and testing of the extended buck-boost DC-DC converter. Several tests were conducted to illustrate the characteristics of the extended buck-boost DC-DC converter. Test results were obtained using both simulation software and a laboratory prototype.
Original languageEnglish
Article number584
Number of pages20
JournalElectronics (Switzerland)
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • buck-boost
  • DC/DC converter
  • high output voltage gain
  • single-switch

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