Magnetically Coupled Multiport Converter with Integrated Energy Storage

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Abstract

This paper presents a new integrated DC/DC converter for hydrogen-based energy storages. As compared to traditional individual converter based solutions for interfacing of an electrolyzer and a fuel cell, the proposed topology features reduced energy conversion stages. In order to improve the response time of the hydrogen buffer a battery was integrated into the interface converter with no need for an extra charging/discharging circuit. The paper analyzes and discusses the operating principle of the new converter and provides some design guidelines. Finally, theoretical background is experimentally verified.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)171-176
JournalPrzeglad Elektrotechniczny
Volume88
Issue number7B
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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