Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of


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Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2013 IEEE Year: 2013


©2013 IEEE


Isolated converters are desirable in the DC-DC power conversion applications where isolation and/or a large voltage step-up gain is needed. Traditional isolated DC-DC converters either utilize many switches to achieve high efficiency or use few switches which result in low efficiency. This paper proposes a new single-switch isolated DC-DC converter with a LCL-resonant circuit. The proposed isolated DC-DC converter has the advantages of not only using the least number of (i.e., one) switch, but also achieving zero-current switching (ZCS) and zero-voltage switching (ZVS) when the switch is turned on and off, respectively. Experimental results are provided to validate the theoretical analysis and simulation. The proposed converter has achieved the maximum efficiency of 93.5%, which is higher than the corresponding hard-switching converter with a similar topology.