A family of single-switch ZVS-CV DC-to-DC converters

Takerou Mizoguchi, Tamotsu Ninomiya, Takashi Ohgai, Masahito Shoyama

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A family of single-switch ZVS-CV (Zero-voltage switching -clamped voltage) dc-to-dc converters is presented. This class of converter is realized by employing a commutation inductor circuit which is connected in parallel with either the transistor or the freewheeling diode in a conventional PWM converter. The technique described here is simple and output-voltage control is easy. The converters that comprise this family are derived from Buck, Boost, Buck/Boost, Cuk, Sepic and Zeta PWM converters. The steady-state characteristics of these converters such as the voltage conversion ratio, the ZVS conditions, and the input and output current ripples are analyzed. The analysis is confirmed by experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-855
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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