Design and simulation of Arduino Nano controlled DC-DC converters for low and medium power applications

Sivasankar Nallusamy, Devabalaji Kaliaperumal Rukmani

Abstract


This paper mainly focuses on the controller of portable direct current to direct current (DC-DC) converter which may be simple, low cost and efficient. Nowadays, proportional integral (PI) controller and opto-isolator based circuits are used for switching control. The switching control through the controller makes the DC-DC converter into larger circuit and less efficient. This problem will be rectified using the Arduino Nano controller which is small and low cost-effective controller. It is useful for low and medium power applications like residential solar power system, electronic gadgets, and academic laboratories. Arduino Nano-based DC chopper has been developed, and the Proteus software used for simulation. The different topologies of DC choppers like buck, boost, and buck-boost converter have been designed with mathematical calculations and simulated.


Keywords


Arduino Nano; boost; buck; buck-boost; DC-DC converter; proteus software;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i2.pp1400-1409

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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