A hybrid switch comprising two semiconductor switches connected in parallel but having different voltage drop characteristics as a function of current facilitates attainment of zero voltage switching and reduces conduction losses to complement reduction of switching losses achieved through zero voltage switching in power converters such as high-current inverters.
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This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-07NT43214 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government may have certain rights in this invention.