DOI: 10.1002/cta.3851 ISSN: 0098-9886

A novel on high voltage conversion ratio DC‐DC converter for EV‐fed fuel cell application with hybrid MPPT controller

Bongani Eswaraiah, Kethineni Balakrishna
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


As of now, nonrenewable energy sources are not used for automotive industrial applications because their disadvantages are high installation costs, more maintenance costs, and less adaptability all over the places in the world. Also, these sources produce highly flammable gasses in the environment. So, in this work, a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Stack (PEMFS) is used as an input source for the proposed system. The PEMFS generated voltage value is very low which is improved by integrating the proposed Single Switch High Voltage Conversion Ratio (SSHVCR) DC‐DC converter. The properties of this SSHVCR converter are less component utilization for reducing the ripple ratio, more flexibility, less voltage stress, and high voltage conversion ratio. In the second objective, a Differential Step‐Grey Wolf Optimization (DSGWO) with Adaptive Fuzzy Logic (AFL) controller is used for generating switching pulses to the DC‐DC converter. The merits of DSGWO‐AFL controller are quick dynamic response, moderate design complexity, good adaptability, and needed few number iterations for identifying the MPP of PEMFS. The overall proposed system is studied by applying the MATLAB/Simulink tool at rapid changes in the operating temperature of the fuel cell stack.

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