Hybrid switched-capacitor quadratic boost converters with very high DC gain and low voltage stress on their semiconductor devices

Manxin Chen, Kerui Li, Jiefeng Hu, Adrian Ioinovici

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingConference article published in proceeding or bookAcademic researchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


By inserting a simple cell formed by a capacitor and diode into quadratic boost structures, new converters are obtained. They feature: a larger dc gain compared with that of quadratic boost converters and a smaller voltage stress on the switch and output diode, non-pulsating input current, as required for the use in conjunction with the environmental-friendly energy cells, easiness of the transistor driving, line-to-load common ground. The proposed cell can be easily generalized for enhancing the dc gain. The new converters compare favorably with available ones with the same reactive elements count. Simulations and experimental results confirm the theoretical analysis of the proposed converter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE 2016 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007370
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016 - Milwaukee, United States
Duration: 18 Sep 201622 Sep 2016


Conference2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • circuit generalizations
  • low voltage stress
  • quadratic step-up gain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Optimization

Cite this