An inductive-power-transferred LED driver with constant-current compensation tanks

Hongdou Han, Xiaohui Qu, Siu Chung Wong, Chi Kong Tse

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The inductive-power-transferred (IPT) light emitting diode (LED) lighting system is convenient, flexible and safe in many applications. To improve the transfer efficiency, compensation tanks are introduced. But output characteristics of the compensated IPT system are complex, having relations with transformer parameters, tank topologies and parameters, switching frequency, and load values. It is known that the equivalent resistances of LED loads readily vary with temperature. Moreover, the loosely coupled transformer is hard to design due to non-uniform magnetic field. These problems challenge the design of an IPT LED driver to provide the required LED current directly. To solve them, this paper proposed an IPT LED driver with the constant-current compensation tank, which decouples the effect of load resistance. With well-designed transformer and compensation tanks, the IPT LED driver can directly generate the required LED current via duty cycle control at the fixed frequency. This paper also gave design steps under the given specifications. The analysis, implementation and verification were detailed in this paper.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)5286-5292
Number of pages7
JournalZhongguo Dianji Gongcheng Xuebao/Proceedings of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2015


  • Constant-current compensation tanks
  • Inductive power transfer (IPT)
  • LED driver
  • Transfer efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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