A new bridgeless high step-up voltage gain PFC converter with reduced conduction losses and low voltage stress

Xiang Lin, Faqiang Wang, Herbert H.C. Iu

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Abstract: Bridgeless power factor correction (PFC) converters have a reduced number of semiconductors in the current flowing path, contributing to low conduction losses. In this paper, a new bridgeless high step-up voltage gain PFC converter is proposed, analyzed and validated for high voltage applications. Compared to its conventional counterpart, the input rectifier bridge in the proposed bridgeless PFC converter is completely eliminated. As a result, its conduction losses are reduced. Also, the current flowing through the power switches in the proposed bridgeless PFC converter is only half of the current flowing through the rectifier diodes in its conventional counterpart, therefore, the conduction losses can be further improved. Moreover, in the proposed bridgeless PFC converter, not only the voltage stress of power switches is lower than the output voltage, but the voltage stress of the output diodes is lower than the conventional counterpart. In addition, this proposed bridgeless PFC converter features a simple circuit structure and high PFC performance. Finally, the proposed bridgeless PFC converter is analyzed and designed in the discontinuous conduction mode (DCM). The simulation results are presented to verify the effectiveness of the proposed bridgeless PFC converter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2640
JournalEnergies
Volume11
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

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