Reduced redundant power processing (R2P2) PFC voltage regulators: Circuit synthesis and control

Chi Kong Tse, Martin H L Chow, Martin K H Cheung

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High input power factor is becoming a mandatory requirement, in addition to tight output regulation, of dc power supplies that derive power directly from the ac mains. In principle, the power factor correction (PFC) and output regulation functions are separately achieved by two power stages. This paper addresses the amalgamation of the two power stages to form a PFC voltage regulator. The focus is the non-cascading structure that allows a higher overall efficiency to be achieved. Unlike the conventional cascade configuration, the circuits discussed in this paper allow part of the input power to be processed by only one stage, thereby reduce the amount of power redundantly processed by the two constituent power stages. This paper describes in particular a systematic synthesis method and some important issues related to the control of such converter circuits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-830
Number of pages6
JournalPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000
Event2000 IEEE 31st Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC) - Galway, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Dec 2000 → …
Conference number: 31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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