To obtain a high step-up gain with high efficiency in nonisolated applications, a high step-up technique based on isolated-type converters is introduced in this paper. By stacking the secondary side of an isolated converter in addition to its primary side, a high step-up conversion ratio and a distributed voltage stress can be achieved. Moreover, a careful choice of an isolated converter can provide zero-voltage switching, continuous input current, and reduced reverse recovery on diodes. Based on a conventional voltage-doubler-rectifier boost-integrated half-bridge converter, the derived converter satisfies all these features, which make it suitable for high step-up applications. The operational principle and characteristics of the proposed converter are presented, and verified experimentally with a 135-W, 24-V input, 250-V output prototype converter for a LED driver.