A Cost-Effective Resonant Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Boost Converter – Experimental Results and Feasibility Model
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AGH University of Science and Technology
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Zbigniew Waradzyn   

AGH University of Science and Technology, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Power Electronics and Drives 2018;3 (38):75-83
This paper presents results of experimental research of a resonant switched capacitor voltage multiplier in a cost-effective topology (CESCVM) with a limited number of active switches. In the charging mode of the switched capacitors, the converter utilizes one active switch only and a required number of diodes. Therefore, the cost of the converter is decreased compared with that of a classical SCVM converter, owing to a lower number of the switches and gate driver circuits, as well as a smaller PCB area. Moreover, the CESCVM has simpler control circuits and higher reliability. This paper presents original experimental results of the operation of the CESCVM converter. A concept of the boostrap supply of the gate drivers of the flying switches is also examined.
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