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Digitally controlled active clamp interleaved flyback converters for improving efficiency in photovoltaic grid-connected micro-inverter

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5 Author(s)
Qiong Mo ; Coll. of Electr. Eng., Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou, China ; Min Chen ; Zhe Zhang ; Yuru Zhang
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Flyback converters show the characteristics of current source when operating in discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) and boundary conduction mode (BCM), which makes it widely used in photovoltaic grid-connected micro-inverter. In this paper, an active clamp interleaved flyback converter operating with combination of DCM and BCM is proposed in micro-inverter to achieve zero voltage switching (ZVS) for both of primary switches and fully recycle the energy in the leakage inductance. The proposed control method makes active-clamping part include only one clamp capacitor. In DCM area, only one flyback converter operates and turn-off of its auxiliary switch is suggested here to reduce resonant conduction losses, which improve the efficiency at light loads. Performance of the proposed circuit is validated by the simulation results and experimental results.

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Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2012 Twenty-Seventh Annual IEEE

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5-9 Feb. 2012