Analysis of performance limits of continuous-mode boost converters for power-factor-correction applications

M. H L Chow, Chi Kong Tse

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The boost converter is commonly used as a power-factor-correction pre-regulator. For medium to high power applications, the continuous mode of operation is preferred. This paper attempts to give a detailed analysis, not reported previously in the literature, of the limitations of the continuous-mode boost converters as power-factor-correction pre-regulators, in terms of the attainable power factor and harmonic distortions. Results are presented to highlight the relationships between various practical parameters and the attainable performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-880
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS'97. Part 4 (of 4) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Jun 199712 Jun 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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