Classification of parallel DC/DC converters part I: Circuit theory

Yuehui Huang, Chi Kong Tse

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This paper describes a classification of paralleling schemes for dc/dc converters from a circuit theoretic viewpoint. The purpose is to provide a systematic classification of the types of parallel converters that can clearly identify all possible structures and control configurations, allowing simple and direct comparison of the characteristics and limitations of different paralleling schemes. In the proposed classification, converters are modeled as current sources or voltage sources, and their connection possibilities are categorized systematically into three basic types. Moreover, control arrangements are classified according to the presence of current-sharing and voltage-regulation loops. Comparison is presented to illustrate the characteristics of the various schemes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Circuit Theory and Design 2007, ECCTD 2007
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2008
EventEuropean Conference on Circuit Theory and Design 2007, ECCTD 2007 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 26 Aug 200730 Aug 2007


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Circuit Theory and Design 2007, ECCTD 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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