A Comparison of Half Bridge & Full Bridge Isolated DC-DC Converters for Electrolysis Application

ABSTRACT:

This paper presents a comparison of half bridge and full bridge isolated, soft-switched, DC-DC converters for Electrolysis application. An electrolyser is a part of renewable energy system which generates hydrogen from water electrolysis that used in fuel cells. A DC-DC converter is required to couple electrolyser to system DC bus. The proposed DC-DC converter is realized in both full-bridge and half-bridge topology in order to achieve zero voltage switching for the power switches and to regulate the output voltage. Switching losses are reduced by zero voltage switching. Switching stresses are reduced by using resonant inductor and capacitor. The proposed DC-DC converter has advantages like high power density, low EMI, reduced switching stresses, high circuit efficiency and stable output voltage. The MATLAB simulation results show that the output of converter is free from the ripples and regulated output voltage and this type of converter can be used for electrolyser application. Experimental results are obtained from a MOSFET based DC-DC Converter with LC filter. The simulation results are verified with the experimental results.

KEYWORDS:

  1. DC-DC converter
  2. Electrolyser
  3. Renewable energy sources
  4. Resonant converter
  5. TDR

SOFTWARE: MATLAB/SIMULINK

CIRCUIT DIAGRAM:

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Fig 1. Half Bridge DC-DC Converter.

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Fig 2. Full Bridge DC-DC Converter.

 EXPECTED SIMULATION RESULTS:

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Fig 3 (b) Driving Pulses

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Fig 4 (c) Inverter output voltage with LC filter

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Fig 5 (d) Transformer secondary voltages

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Fig 6 (e) Output voltage and current

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Fig 7 (b) Driving Pulses

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Fig 8 (c) Inverter output voltage with LC filter

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Fig 9 (d) Transformer secondary voltage

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Fig 10 (e) Output voltage and current

 CONCLUSION:

 A comparison of half bridge and full bridge isolated DC-DC converters for Electrolysis application are presented. DC-DC converters for electrolyser system is simulated and tested with LC filter at the output. The electrical performances of the converter have been analyzed. The simulation and experimental results indicate that the output of the inverter is nearly sinusoidal. The output of rectifier is pure DC due to the presence of LC filter at the output. Switching losses are reduced by zero voltage switching. Switching stresses are reduced by using resonant inductor and capacitor The advantages of resonant converter are reduced (di/dt), low switching losses and high efficiency. Switching losses are reduced by zero voltage switching. Switching stresses are reduced by using resonant inductor and capacitor The converter maximizes the efficiency through the zero voltage switching and the use of super-junction MOSFET as switching devices with high dynamic characteristics and low direct voltage drop. Half bridge converter is found to be better than that of full bridge converter.

REFERENCES:

[1] E.J.Miller, “Resonant switching power conversion,”in Power Electronics Specialists Conf.Rec., 1976, pp. 206-211.

[2] V. Volperian and S. Cuk , “A complete DC analysis of the series resonant converter”, in IEEE power electronics specialists conf. Rec. 1982, pp. 85-100.

[3] R.L. Steigerwald, “High-Frequency Resonant Transistor DC-DC Converters”, IEEE Trans. On Industrial Electronics, vol.31, no.2, May1984, pp. 181-191.

[4] D.J. Shortt, W.T. Michael, R.L. Avert, and R.E. Palma, “A 600 W four stage phase-shifted parallel DC-DC converter,”, IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conf., 1985, pp. 136-143.

[5] V. Nguyen, J. Dhayanchand, and P. Thollot, “A multiphase topology series-resonant DC-DC converter,” in Proceedings of Power Conversion International, 1985, pp. 45-53.

A Multi-Input Bridgeless Resonant AC-DC Converter for Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting

ABSTRACT

In this paper, a novel high development up dc/dc converter is shown for reasonable power source applications. The proposed structure includes a coupled inductor and two voltage multiplier cells, in order to get high development up voltage gain. In addition, two capacitors are charged in the midst of the kill time frame, using the essentialness set away in the coupled inductor which assembles the voltage trade gain. The imperativeness set away in the spillage inductance is reused with the usage of an inactive catch circuit. The voltage load on the key power switch is also diminished in the proposed topology. In this manner, an essential influence switch with low restriction RDS(ON) can be used to diminish the conduction adversities. The action rule and the persevering state examinations are discussed by and large. To check the execution of the showed converter, a 300-W lab demonstrate circuit is completed. The results favor the speculative examinations and the practicability of the displayed high development up converter.

 BLOCK DIAGRAM:

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Fig. 1. Multi-channel EMR generators and PEI system: (a) conventional PEI; and (b) proposed multi-input PEI.

CIRCUIT DIAGRAM:

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Fig. 2. Illustrative scheme of the proposed multi-input converter (v(i)emf: EMF of #i reed; r(i)EMR: coil resistance; L(i)EMR: self-inductance; i(i)EMR: reed terminal current; v(i)EMR: reed terminal voltage; C(i)r1= C(i)r2: resonant capacitors; Lr: resonant inductor; Q(i)r1, Q(i)r2: MOSFETs; Dr: output diode; Co: output capacitor).

EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS:

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Fig. 3. Experimental waveforms of power amplifiers: fin = 20 Hz; X-axis: 10 ms/div; Y-axis: (a) vemf = 3 Vrms; Ch1 = output voltage (Vo), 2.5 V/div; Ch2 = terminal voltage (vEMR) of reed #1, 10 V/div; Ch3 = input current (iEMR) of six reeds, 50 mA/div; and (b) vemf = 0.5 Vrms; Ch1 = output voltage (Vo), 0.5 V/div; Ch2 = terminal voltage (vEMR) of reed #1, 5 V/div; Ch3 = sum of the input currents (iEMR) of six reeds, 10 mA/div.

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Fig. 4. Experimental waveforms of power amplifiers with step change: X-axis: 40 ms/div; Y-axis: (a) vemf = from 1 Vrms to 2 Vrms; Ch1 = output voltage (Vo), 1 V/div; Ch2 = terminal voltage (vEMR) of reed #1, 5 V/div; Ch3 = input current (iEMR) of six reeds, 50 mA/div; and (b) fin = from 20 Hz to 50 Hz; Ch1 = output voltage (Vo), 0.5 V/div; Ch2 = terminal voltage (vEMR) of reed #1, 5 V/div; Ch3 = input current (iEMR) of six reeds, 50 mA/div.

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Fig. 5. Experimental waveforms of EMR generators: X-axis: (a) 20 ms/div; (b) 100 ms/div; Y-axis: (a) constant wind speed; (b) wind speed step change; Ch1 = terminal voltage (vEMR) of reed #2, 5 V/div; Ch2 = output voltage (Vo), 1 V/div; Ch3 = terminal voltage (vEMR) of reed #1, 10 V/div; Ch4 = input current (iEMR) of reed #1, 10 mA/div.

 CONCLUSION

In this paper, a novel high advancement up dc/dc converter is appeared sensible power source applications.

The proposed structure incorporates a coupled inductor and two voltage multiplier cells, so as to get high improvement up voltage gain.

Moreover, two capacitors are charged amidst the kill time allotment, utilizing the vitality set away in the coupled inductor which collects the voltage exchange gain.

The significance set away in the spillage inductance is reused with the utilization of an inert catch circuit. The voltage stack on the key power switch is additionally reduced in the proposed topology. As such, a fundamental impact switch with low limitation RDS(ON) can be utilized to lessen the conduction misfortunes. The activity rule and the enduring state examinations are talked about all things considered. To check the execution of the indicated converter, a 300-W lab show circuit is finished. The outcomes support the theoretical examinations and the practicability of the showed high improvement up converter.