High Voltage Boost Converters: A Review on Different Methodologies and Topologies

Saurav Bharadwaj, Indrajit Barman, Midar Riba, Asish Arpan Dadhara, Biswajit Sengupta


Power converters are a fundamental element in the industries, micro-grids and households appliances providing all the necessary power regulation increasing the flexibility of the voltage, current, power, and phase. In this review a number of boost converters are studied, responsible for converting a low direct current voltage to a higher magnitude using a number of different methods including coupled inductors, series combination of a capacitor and two parallel inductors and an inductor discharging to two series connected capacitors in a transfer of power. The converters encounter two major practical issues sudden rise in di/dt and dv/dt that drastically reduces the efficiency and increases power loss in passive elements and stress in active switches.


Boost Converter, DC power transfer, Zeta Converters, Dual active bridge (DAB), Miller capacitor, V2G operation

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