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JOCET 2014 Vol.2(4): 310-316 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2014.V2.146

A New Control Method to Reduce Parasitic Losses in a Ring-Type DC-DC Converter

Kei Eguchi and Ichirou Oota
Abstract—A ring-type converter is one of the efficient step-up/step-down DC-DC converters, because the ring-type converter can be implemented using semiconductor switches and capacitor. In this paper, a ring-type DC-DC converter using charge reusing techniques is proposed to improve power efficiency. Although the conventional ring-type converter consumes the electric charge in stray parasitic capacitances idly, the proposed converter reuses a part of the electric charge in stray parasitic capacitances. Therefore, the proposed converter can realize higher power efficiency than the conventional ring-type converter, because the proposed converter can reduce parasitic power losses. Concerning the proposed converter with three capacitors, simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis (SPICE) simulations and theoretical analysis were performed to clarify characteristics. The result of SPICE simulations showed that more than 8.2% of the power efficiency was improved by the proposed converter when the output load is 10k. Furthermore, handy theoretical equations to estimate the maximum efficiency were obtained by the theoretical analysis.

Index Terms—Charge reusing techniques, DC-DC converters, step-up/step-down conversion, switched capacitor circuits.

K. Eguchi is with the Department of Information Electronics, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, 3-30-1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka, 811-0295, Japan (e-mail:
I. Oota is with the Department of Control and Information System Engineering, Kumamoto National College of Technology, 2659-2, Suya, Koushi, Kumamoto, Japan (e-mail:


Cite:Kei Eguchi and Ichirou Oota, "A New Control Method to Reduce Parasitic Losses in a Ring-Type DC-DC Converter," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 310-316, 2014.

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