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Secondary-Side Phase-Shift-Controlled ZVS DC/DC Converter With Wide Voltage Gain for High Input Voltage Applications

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6 Author(s)
Wuhua Li ; Coll. of Electr. Eng., Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou, China ; Sheng Zong ; Fangrui Liu ; Huan Yang
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In this paper, a soft-switching dc/dc converter with secondary-side phase-shift control strategy is proposed to improve the conversion efficiency and minimize the primary switch voltage stress in the high input voltage applications. Zero-voltage-switching performance is achieved for both the primary- and secondary-side power devices in a wide load range to reduce the switching losses due to the secondary-side phase-shift control scheme. Furthermore, compared with the conventional phase-shift control mechanism, the circulating current at the freewheeling stage is effectively suppressed as well to minimize the conduction losses. Moreover, the voltage stress of the primary switches is only half of the input voltage by employing the improved three-level structure, which makes the low-voltage rated power devices available to improve the circuit performance. In addition, the converter can work in the buck, balance, and boost modes to achieve a relatively wide input voltage range, which is an expected advantage for the communication power system to minimize the electrolytic capacitors with an acceptable hold-up time. The operation principle is analyzed and experimental results of a 1-kW 100-kHz prototype are provided to verify the effectiveness and the advantages of the proposed converter.

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Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 11 )