In this paper a control strategy for controlling the power flow from input voltage sources of a novel dual-input dcdc converter to the load is introduced. The converter can be used in renewable energy applications with two independent power sources. Firstly, the operation principle of the converter is outlined; then the control method for adjusting power sharing is proposed. In the next step, the controller is implemented in an FPGA, and then a 350W dual input converter is built to verify operation of the proposed control strategy. The experimental results show the excellent ability of the controller to control the power flow in the converter. The implemented controller in FPGA is low cost and simple. The complete system can be practically used in power management for renewable energy sources.
Proceedings of Compel 2014, 2014, p. 1-5
dc-dc converters; digital control; power sharing; Power sharing; Digital control