New single-stage power-factor-corrected regulators operating in discontinuous capacitor voltage mode

Chi Kong Tse, M. H L Chow

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The duality principle is applied to derive new single-stage power-factor-corrected regulators. This paper begins with an application of duality transformation to conventional discontinuous-mode buck, buck-boost and boost converters. The resulting dual converters operate in the discontinuous capacitor voltage mode. These new converters provide the same power factor correction property, but in the dual manner. It is proved that in the practical case of the input being a voltage source, the mandatory insertion of inductance between the voltage input and the dual PFC converter does not affect the power-factor-correcting property. A new single-stage PFC regulator is derived by taking the dual of a well-known circuit based on a cascade of conventional boost and buck converters. Analytical design expressions are derived, illustrating the relation between current stress and component values. PSPICE simulation is performed to confirm the operation of the circuit and its power-factor-correcting capability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-377
Number of pages7
JournalPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 28th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, PESC. Part 1 (of 2) - St.Louis, CA, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 199726 Jun 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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