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Title: Light-weight DC to very high voltage DC converter

Abstract

A DC-DC converter capable of generating outputs of 100 KV without a transformer comprises a silicon opening switch (SOS) diode connected to allow a charging current from a capacitor to flow into an inductor. When a specified amount of charge has flowed through the SOS diode, it opens up abruptly; and the consequential collapsing field of the inductor causes a voltage and current reversal that is steered into a load capacitor by an output diode. A switch across the series combination of the capacitor, inductor, and SOS diode closes to periodically reset the SOS diode by inducing a forward-biased current. 1 fig.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
672597
Patent Number(s):
5,774,348
Application Number:
PAN: 8-669,073
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 240202; PA: EDB-98:118589; SN: 98002024868
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Jun 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; DC TO DC CONVERTERS; DESIGN; SWITCHES; SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES; CAPACITORS; SOLENOIDS

Citation Formats

Druce, R.L., Kirbie, H.C., and Newton, M.A. Light-weight DC to very high voltage DC converter. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Druce, R.L., Kirbie, H.C., & Newton, M.A. Light-weight DC to very high voltage DC converter. United States.
Druce, R.L., Kirbie, H.C., and Newton, M.A. Tue . "Light-weight DC to very high voltage DC converter". United States.
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author = {Druce, R.L. and Kirbie, H.C. and Newton, M.A.},
abstractNote = {A DC-DC converter capable of generating outputs of 100 KV without a transformer comprises a silicon opening switch (SOS) diode connected to allow a charging current from a capacitor to flow into an inductor. When a specified amount of charge has flowed through the SOS diode, it opens up abruptly; and the consequential collapsing field of the inductor causes a voltage and current reversal that is steered into a load capacitor by an output diode. A switch across the series combination of the capacitor, inductor, and SOS diode closes to periodically reset the SOS diode by inducing a forward-biased current. 1 fig.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {6}
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