Review of Impedance Source Dc-Dc Converters

Authors(4) :-Nitesh Funde, Mohini Sonparote, Dipali Pimpalkar, Mayuri Thakare

Now-a-days due to the requirement of renewable energy sources, distributed generations (DG) are widely used. In such applications, DG grid connection is required through DC-ac inverters. But the DC output from fuel-cell is in low quantity, therefore there must needed the network which boosted up the DC voltage to the required level. To fulfill this requirement, Impedance Source DC to DC converter is required. Impedance Source-Converter is an advanced technology in electrical energy conversion, overcome limitations of traditional converters. This paper presents different types of impedance source networks for DC to DC power conversion. All types of impedance networks adapt a unique impedance network to connect a converter main circuit to source from which the supply is taken. Thus, providing the features that cannot available in the traditional voltage-source and current-source converters in which capacitor and inductor are used, respectively. The impedance source converter overcomes all the problems, barriers and limitations of the traditional converters and provides a new power conversion concept. These impedance source networks can be used in all DC-DC, ac-DC, ac-ac, DC-ac power conversion. So this paper describes the operating principle, simulation results and sizing of components of three types of impedance network and its comparison.

Authors and Affiliations

Nitesh Funde
Department of Electrical engineering, YCCE, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Mohini Sonparote
Department of Electrical engineering, YCCE, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Dipali Pimpalkar
Department of Electrical engineering, YCCE, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Mayuri Thakare
Department of Electrical engineering, YCCE, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Fuel cell, DC-DC converter, Impedance source converter, Quasi Z-source converter, Quadratic converter

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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 3 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-01-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 544-551
Manuscript Number : NCAEAS4408
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Nitesh Funde, Mohini Sonparote, Dipali Pimpalkar, Mayuri Thakare, " Review of Impedance Source Dc-Dc Converters", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.544-551, January-February-2018.
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