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  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2016. This chapter is dedicated to recent advances in multi-input converters. The novel applications for multi-input converters need customized power converter topologies. These topologies need to be synthesized considering the power conditioning requirements of the sources and the loads. The techniques recently proposed for synthesizing multi-input power converter topologies will be introduced in Section 3.2. The trivial multi-input topologies including dc link and ac link configurations will be discussed in Section 3.3. The major applications of the multiinput converters are reviewed in Sections 3.4 and 3.5. Section 3.5 belongs to the renewable energy systems, and Section 3.6 belongs to the vehicular power systems. The specific requirements of the mentioned applications are discussed from a designer point of view in these two sections. Finally, this chapter is summarized in Section 3.7.

author list (cited authors)

  • Farhangi, B., & Toliyat, H.

complete list of authors

  • Farhangi, B||Toliyat, H

Book Title

  • Power Electronic Converters and Systems: Frontiers and Applications

publication date

  • November 2015