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A Single-Phase Boost Rectifier System for Wide Range of Load Variations

Ghosh, R and Narayanan, G (2007) A Single-Phase Boost Rectifier System for Wide Range of Load Variations. In: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 22 (2). pp. 470-479.

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Abstract

Converters operated in discontinuous-conduction-mode (DCM)and in continuous-conduction-mode (CCM) are suitable for lighter and higher loads, respectively. A new, constant switching frequency based single-phase rectifier system is proposed, which operates in DCM and in CCM for outputs less than and greater than 50% rated load, respectively, covering a wide range of load variation. The power circuit and the control circuit of the proposed rectifier are easily configurable for DCM and CCM operations. The measured load current is used to select the desired operating mode. The peak device current under DCM is limited to rated device current under CCM without using a device of higher current rating. The input current shaping under CCM and DCM are based on the comparison of measured input current with linear and nonlinear carriers, respectively. A load current feedforward scheme is presented to improve the system dynamic performance and also to ensure a smooth transition between the two operating modes. All the necessary control operations are performed without using multiplication, division and square-root operation. The proposed rectifier shows improved input current characteristics over the existing CCM converters for the above load range. This is validated on a 600-W rectifier prototype. Simulation and experimental results are presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Continuous-conduction-mode (CCM);discontinuous- conduction-mode (DCM)
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14157

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