IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol.34, No.1, 161-169, 2019
A Dual-Input High Step-Up DC/DC Converter With ZVT Auxiliary Circuit
A dual-input high step-up DC/DC converter with zero voltage turn-off (ZVT) auxiliary circuit is presented in this paper. The cost of whole photovoltaic (PV) power could be decreased significantly by the proposed converter because it allows two PV panels to be connected at the same time. ZVT auxiliary circuit provides soft switching in a wide range of load variations with six passive components. Turn-off switching losses could be decreased and the efficiency of the whole converter could be improved. In Section II, the operation principle and performance characteristics of the proposed converter have been analyzed and an 800 W experimental prototype has been built to validate the analytical results in Section III. In Section IV, a dual-input maximum power point tracking (DMPPT) control algorithm has been designed for the proposed converter. Experimental results show that two PV panels can achieve the maximum power output state separately by the proposed DMPPT control algorithm.