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A Dimmable Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Driver With Mag-Amp Postregulators for Multistring Applications

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2 Author(s)
Wu Chen ; Aero-Power Sci-Tech Center, College of Automation Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, , China ; S. Y. R. Hui

Current imbalance should be avoided when multiple LED strings are connected in parallel. In this paper, a dimmable LED driver with magnetic-amplifier postregulators for multistring applications is presented. Powered by a common master source, parallel LED strings are individually regulated by their corresponding adaptive slave sources for current balancing in this proposal. Without linear current regulators, the proposed driver offers relatively high efficiency. Its structure is simpler than multiconverter structures for red, blue, and green LED applications, and is particularly suitable for LEDs with wide parameter variations. The performance of the proposed driver is experimentally verified by a 16.5-W prototype with a load of three 5.5-W LED strings.

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IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 6 )