A solution for the gain discontinuity issue of the non-inverting buck-boost converter

Leonardo Callegaro, Mihai Ciobotaru, Vassilios G. Agelidis, Eugenio Turano

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Abstract

The non-inverting four switches buck-boost (FSBB) converter is a topology which has recently attracted considerable attention in the area of Photovoltaic (PV) module-integrated power electronics. Due to limitations in the switching speed of MOSFETs and delays introduced to avoid current shoot-through, the gain function of such converter exhibits a discontinuous behaviour at the transition from buck to boost operating mode and vice versa. The discontinuous gain is the cause of undesired transients in the PV voltage and PV power. This paper focuses on a solution for the gain discontinuity issue by operating the converter in buck and boost mode simultaneously during the transition. Particular attention is devoted to the duty ratio compensation technique employed when operating the converter in both modes, and a criteria to set the converter duty ratios during the transition is given. The methodology presented should come as an aid for those considering the FSBB converter topology as a candidate for PV module-integrated converters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1245-1250
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509034741
ISBN (Print)9781509034758
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 24 Oct 201627 Oct 2016

Other

Other42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period24/10/1627/10/16

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