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Single-stage AC/DC boost-forward converter with high power factor, regulated bus and output voltages

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3 Author(s)
Dylan Dah-Chuan Lu ; School of Electrical, and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia ; Herbert Ho-Ching Iu ; Velibor Pjevalica

Unlike existing single-stage AC/DC converters with uncontrolled intermediate bus voltage, a new single-stage AC/DC converter achieving power factor correction (PFC), intermediate bus voltage output regulation and output voltage regulation is proposed. The single power stage circuit is formed by integrating a boost PFC converter with a two-switch-clamped forward converter. The current stress of the main power switches is reduced due to separated conduction period of the two source currents flowing through the power switch. A dual-loop peak current mode controller is proposed to achieve PFC, and ensure independent bus voltage and output voltage regulations. Experimental results on a 24V/100 W hardware prototype are given to confirm the theoretical analysis and performance of the proposed converter. The converter ranges 86%-92% of conversion efficiency at full load condition.

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2009 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems

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24-27 May 2009