Modeling inductor wiring loss in a boost converter¶
This post will work through a simple power electronics problem. An ideal boost converter uses only lossless components (L, C) and no lossy components (R). However, real inductors will have nonzero resistance in its wiring. This copper loss has a strong effect on the converter's ability to boost voltage. These are my notes from a lecture given by Dr. Robert Erickson from the ECE department at CU Boulder.