Document Type: Research Note
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University of Technology, Shiraz, Iran
In this paper, a new topology of quasi-Y-source impedance network is presented. This converter utilizes the change of winding factor and shoot through state in order to improve the gain of network. The proposed impedance network employs less turn ratio compared to quasi-Y-source and Y-source network to achieve high voltage gain. The continuous input current of the proposed converter is an advantage particularly for the applications related to the renewable energy sources such as Fuel Cell (FC) and photovoltaic (PV) systems. Furthermore, there is a dc-current-blocking capacitors in the proposed network, which helps to avoid the saturation of the coupled inductor. Operation principles of the converter are discussed and the steady state relations as well as voltage gain and voltage stress across the dc-blocking capacitors are derived. Proposed converter is compared to the conventional quasi-Y-source network, to show the advantages of the converter. Several simulations are done and the results are shown to indicate the performance of the proposed network. In this paper, an experimental prototype of a converter is presented. To prove the validity and consistency of the proposed network, several tests are carried out. This plan, can have a negative gain, similar to the quasi-Y-source network.