A Novel ZVT-ZCT-PWM Boost Converter

Altintaş N., Bakan A. F., Aksoy I.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, vol.29, pp.256-265, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this study, a new boost converter with an active snubber cell is proposed. The active snubber cell provides main switch to turn ON with zero-voltage transition (ZVT) and to turn OFF with zero-current transition (ZCT). The proposed converter incorporating this snubber cell can operate with soft switching at high frequencies. Also, in this converter all semiconductor devices operate with soft switching. There is no additional voltage stress across the main and auxiliary components. The converter has a simple structure, minimum number of components, and ease of control as well. The operation principle and detailed steady-state analysis of the novel ZVT-ZCT-PWM boost converter are given. The presented theoretical analysis is verified exactly by a prototype of 100 kHz and 1 kW converter. Also, the overall efficiency of the new converter has reached a value of 97.8% at nominal output power.