CS  Vol.5 No.10 , October 2014
An Experimental Simulation of a Design Three-Port DC-DC Converter
Abstract: Traditional DC-DC converter topologies interface two power terminals: a source and a load. The construction of diverse and flexible power management and distribution (PMAD) systems with such topologies is governed by a tight compromise between converter count, efficiency, and control complexity. The broader impact of the current research activity is the development of enhanced power converter systems suitable for a wide range of applications. Potential users of this technology include the designers of portable and stand-alone systems such as laptops, hand-held electronics, and communication repeater stations. High power topology options support the evolution of clean power technologies such as hybrid-electric vehicles (HEV’s) and solar vehicles. DC-DC converter is considered as an advanced environmental issue since it is a greenhouse emission eliminator. By utilizing the advancement of these renewable energy sources, we minimize the use of fossil fuel. Thus, we will have a cleaner and pollution free environment. In this paper, a three-port DC-DC converter is designed and discussed. The converter was built and tested at the energy research laboratory at Taibah University, Al Madinah, KSA.
Cite this paper: Sharif, S. , Harb, A. , Hu, H. and Batarseh, I. (2014) An Experimental Simulation of a Design Three-Port DC-DC Converter. Circuits and Systems, 5, 238-251. doi: 10.4236/cs.2014.510026.

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