ACTIVE-CLAMP RESONANT POWER FACTOR CORRECTION CONVERTER WITH OUTPUT RIPPLE SUPPRESSION

Abstract

ABSTRACT

An active-clamp resonant power factor correction converter with output ripple suppression is proposed and analyzed. It combines a buck power factor correction (PFC) unit and a resonant dc-dc unit by sharing one active switch. With another active-clamp switch, a recycling path is built to recover the leakage inductance energy of transformer, which improves the efficiency and the voltage stress of active switch. The effect of voltage ripple of dc link on output can be suppressed by fast voltage mode control loop. Therefore, low output current or voltage ripple can be achieved. With small voltage ripple across output of buck unit, the turn on time of active switch is almost constant in a half line cycle. Therefore, power factor correction can be achieved with inductor current of buck unit operating in discontinuous conduction mode (DCM). Finally, a 65W high power factor (PF) converter prototype for LED driver application with 91.08% peak efficiency and low output current ripple.

 

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