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Old 29th December 2008, 05:16 AM   #1
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Unhappy need help for basic boost converter!

I am new in designing Basic Boost converter.

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input: 10V-13.5V dc (from battery)

output: 350V dc at 1.5A


Please help me designing a boost converter with controller.
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Old 29th December 2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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The difference in voltage you specify renders the boost topology unusable. The duty cycles involved become to small to achieve a reasonable inductor design and control loop stability.

Have a look at push-pull, full bridge or half bridge topologies with a transformer.

There are inverter designs on the web that do more or less what you need.
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Old 30th December 2008, 02:25 PM   #3
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But I heard most online ups manufacturer use basic boost converter in the dc-dc stage. So how did they get higher voltage from 12 or 24 volt...???
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Old 30th December 2008, 04:04 PM   #4
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Boost converters are practical only when the ratio between output and input voltage is not too high, say 4:1 maximum. They become progressively inefficient as the ratio increases above that.

For higher ratios a transformer coupled converter is required. The usual approach when only 12V or 24V are available is an unregulated push-pull (very few inverters use regulation).

You could use a boost converter if you had banks of series-connected batteries, like in big UPS systems, producing something like 120V DC to start with.

On the other hand, consider that when they talk about "boosting a voltage" they may not actually have a "boost" topology converter in mind.
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Old 30th December 2008, 05:37 PM   #5
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did u mean "350V is not const. all the time" by unregulated push-pull ???

Then it will change from 470V dc to 350V dc as the battery voltage decreases (13.5V-10V).

Eva, Can u tell me what most of the manufacturer do in battery boost stage to make sine wave inverter?

I have already made a push pull arrangement for making 350V dc with feedback (using 40khz SG3525). If I use no feedback(i.e. duty cycle is 95%) then everything is fine. the FET isn't blowing and body heat is as normal as possible. Also I am getting clean wave across the transfrmr. But when i use feedback(i.e. duty cycle is other than 95%) the voltage across the trsnsfrmr isn't stable (as seen from the oscilloscope), and body heat is as much much higher as it sometimes FET is blowing even i use big heatsink.


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Old 30th December 2008, 08:11 PM   #6
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do not drain your battery to 10v, you will loose it sooner then you expect, may be 11.5v is batter so 11.5v to 12.5v = 35v volt drop on the secondary, and the battery is happier then before. probably your feedback is responding very fast, slow it down would help, lower the gain and do some compensation to slow it down, inverter stuff dont really need too tight regulation,

also current sense seems impractical, use pair of current sense transformer,
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...561#post730561
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