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Ke Jin; Mengxiong Yang; Xinbo Ruan; Min Xu; Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Volume: 57 , Issue: 6 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TIE.2009.2031197 Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 1976 - 1986 IEEE JOURNALS Abstract | Full Text: PDF (1727 KB)
A novel three-level (3L) bidirectional converter (BDC) is proposed in this paper. Compared with the traditional BDC, the inductor of the 3L BDC can be reduced significantly so that the dynamic response is greatly improved. Hence, the proposed converter is very suitable for fuel-cell/battery hybrid power systems. In addition, the voltage stress on the switch of the proposed converter is only half of the voltage on the high-voltage side, so it is also suitable for high-voltage applications. The operation principle and the implementation of the control circuit are presented in detail. This paper also proposes a novel bidirectional soft-start control strategy for the BDC. A 1-kW prototype converter is built to verify the theoretical analysis. Read More»