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This brief presents the analysis, design, and implementation of zero-voltage switching (ZVS) active clamp converter with series-connected transformer. A family of isolated ZVS active clamp converters is introduced. The technique of the adopted ZVS commutation will not increase additional voltage stress of switching devices. In the adopted converter with series-connected transformer, each transformer can be operated as an inductor or a transformer. Therefore, no output inductor is needed. To reduce the voltage stress of the switching device in the conventional forward converter, the active clamp technique is used to recycle the energy stored in the transformer leakage back into the input dc source. Finally, experimental results are presented taken from a laboratory prototype with 100-W rated power, input voltage of 155 V, output voltage of 5 V, and operating at 150 kHz. [All rights reserved Elsevier].
Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:54 , Issue: 10 )
Date of Publication: Oct. 2007