Analysis of loss distribution of Conventional Boost, Z-source and Y-source Converters for wide power and voltage range

Brwene Salah Gadalla, Erik Schaltz, Yam Siwakoti, Frede Blaabjerg

Abstract


Boost converters are needed in many applications which require the output voltage to be higher than the input voltage. Recently, boost type converters have been applied for industrial applications, and hence it has become an interesting topic of research. Many researchers proposed different impedance source converters with their unique advantages as having a high voltage gain in a small range of duty cycle ratio. However, the thermal behaviour of the semiconductor devices and passive elements in the impedance source converter is an important issue from a reliability point of view and it has not been investigated yet. Therefore, this paper presents a comparison between the conventional boost, the Z-source, and the Y-source converters based on a thermal evaluation of the semiconductors. In addition, the three topologies are also compared with respect to their efficiency. In this study the results show that the boost converter has higher efficiency than the Zsource and Y-source converter for these specific voltage gain of 2 and 4. The operational principle, mathematical derivations, simulation results and final comparisons are presented in this paper.

Keywords


boost converter; Z-source converter; Y-source converter; winding losses; core losses; gain; thermal design; reliability

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22149/teee.v2i1.68

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