Volume 13, Issue 1 (March 2017)                   IJEEE 2017, 13(1): 89-99 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.22068/IJEEE.13.1.9

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In this paper a novel four-leg interleaved DC-DC boost converter is proposed which is well suitable for fuel cell vehicles (FCV) application. The voltage stress of two switches of this converter is half of the conventional interleaved converters. Therefore, smaller and cheaper switches can be utilized. Also "on" state duration of the two of four switches are reduced in comparison with conventional converter. Furthermore, comparing the losses of the proposed converter to conventional one – which is used in ،Toyota Mirai 2015 – shows a significant loss reduction in full power range. The proposed converter is simulated within an FCV in urban and highway driving cycles using ADVISOR software. The results show that the average power loss of the converter is improved about 32% in urban cycle and about 17% in highway cycle comparing to conventional one.

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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Converters
Received: 2016/11/06 | Revised: 2017/08/23 | Accepted: 2017/04/08