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A Novel DC-DC Boost Converter Design for Higher Conversion Efficiency

Samer AlSadi and Tamer Khatib
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Samer AlSadi: Electrical Engineering department, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Palestine Technical University-Kadoorie , Tulkarm, Palestine
Tamer Khatib: Department of Electrical, Electronic & System Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600, Selangor, Malaysia

Journal of Asian Scientific Research, 2012, vol. 2, issue 3, 108-115

Abstract: This paper presents the development of a DC-DC boost converter. In the proposed boost converter design, a passive regenerative snubber circuit is included to absorb the energy of stray inductance so as to reduce the IGBT switching losses. MATLAB simulation as well as an experiment results are conducted to validate the proposed device. The results show that the proposed boost converter design gives an efficiency of 93% which is better than the conventional converter (88%).

Keywords: Boost Converter; chopper; DC-DC converters (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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