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The conventional power electronic boost converters have inherent limitations that they are not able to increase the low DC input voltage level into sufficiently high DC output voltage level. This is because of the fact that (1). the inductor used in the converter has certain amount of internal resistance, and (2). the power devices used in the converter are subjected to high potential stress which led to damage of the devices. A configuration of a non-isolated step-up rectifier-fed positive output power converter capable of converting low DC voltage into high DC output voltage-based on the concept of parallel-charge series-discharge inductors is proposed in this paper. The proposed converter is fed by an uncontrolled diode bridge rectifier to which an input sinusoidal AC voltage of magnitude 30 V (rms) is given. The converter is configured such that the input AC voltage of 30 V (rms) is stepped-up to around 900 V (DC) at the output of the converter, with extremely low duty ratio. The proposed converter configuration employs only two high power semiconductor switches with reduced complexity of control. In this work, the converter topology is presented, and its steady state behavior and dynamic modeling are discussed for continuous inductor current mode operation. Further, it is revealed that the voltage gain of the converter is influenced by the variation of the duty cycle of the power switches. The effectiveness of the converter is better understood through simulation in MATLAB/SIMULINK platform. The results demonstrate that the converter is able to maintain higher constant output voltage profile with significantly reduced overshoot and settling time.
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