Impedance control network resonant dc-dc converter for wide-range high-efficiency operation
Author(s)Lu, Jie; Perreault, David J.; Afridi, Khurram K.
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This paper introduces a new resonant converter architecture that utilizes multiple inverters and a lossless impedance control network (ICN) to maintain zero voltage switching (ZVS) and near zero current switching (ZCS) across wide operating ranges. Hence, the ICN converter is able to operate at fixed frequency and maintain high efficiency across wide ranges in input and output voltages and output power. The ICN converter architecture enables increase in switching frequency (hence reducing size and mass) while achieving very high efficiency. A prototype 200 W, 500 kHz ICN resonant converter designed to operate over an input voltage range of 25 V to 40 V and output voltage range of 250 V to 400 V is built and tested. The prototype ICN converter achieves a peak efficiency of 97.2%, maintains greater than 96.2% full power efficiency at 250 V output voltage across the nearly 2:1 input voltage range, and maintains full power efficiency above 94.6% across its full input and output voltage range. It also maintains efficiency above 93.4% over a 10:1 output power range across its full input and output voltage range owing to the use of burst-mode control.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Lu, Jie, David J. Perreault, and Khurram K. Afridi. “Impedance Control Network Resonant Dc-Dc Converter for Wide-Range High-Efficiency Operation.” 2015 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) (March 2015).
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