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Solid-state controllers are widely used to convert AC power for feeding number of electrical loads such as adjustable speed drives, furnaces, power supplies etc. Some of these controllers behave as nonlinear loads because they draw nonsinusoidal current from the AC mains. Filter technology for improving power quality of such loads has matured to a reasonable level. Moreover, hybrid filters are considered one of best options for improving power quality for a number of considerations. A comprehensive review of hybrid filters configurations is given: their control approaches, state of art, design considerations, selection criteria, potential applications, latest trends, future developments and their comparative features. A broad review of the status of hybrid filters to researchers, design and practice engineers dealing with power quality improvements is presented. A classified list of more than 150 research publications on the hybrid filters is also given for quick reference.