Conference proceedings article
Weight Reduction of DC-DC Converters Using Controllable Inductors



Publication Details
Authors:
Eichhorst, D.; Pfeiffer, J.; Zacharias, P.
Editor:
VDE
Publisher:
VDE Verlag
Publication year:
2019
Pages range:
263
Book title:
PCIM Europe 2019. International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management Proceedings
ISBN:
978-3-8007-4938-6
Languages:
English

Abstract

Controllable inductors can be realized by introducing auxiliary windings
into the device that partially saturate the core and allow variation of
the inductance value. This can be used to achieve zero-voltage
switching in a DC/DC converter over a wide load range while at the same
time the weight of the inductor is reduced. In this paper the possible
size and weight reduction and the influence on the efficiency is
calculated and compared to other solutions. The results are verified in a
prototype.



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