Optimization of the auxiliary switch components in a flying capacitor ZVS PWM converters

Sam Ben-Yaakov, Gregory Ivensky, Oleg Levitin, Alexander Treiner

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Abstract

A family of PWM converters with an Auxiliary Switch Assisted Soft Switcher (AASS) is studied. The basic AASS cell includes an inductor connected in series with the auxiliary switch of the converter, a capacitor connected in parallel with the main switch or main diode of the converter and an additional capacitor (designated a 'Flying' capacitor) connected through an auxiliary diode parallel to the inductor and through an extra auxiliary diode parallel to the main diode of the converter. The unified analysis of steady-state processes in a generalized AASS converter, carried out in this investigation, is applicable to various PWM topologies. It is shown that AASS insures soft switching of all power devices and that the voltage and current stresses are not appreciably higher than in the corresponding hard switched PWM topologies. A design procedure for optimization of AASS parameters is developed. Experimental investigation (a Boost DC-DC converter 130/380 V, 1.1 kW, switching frequency 100...160 kHz) confirmed the results of the theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages503-509
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE 10th Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference. Vol 1 (of 2) - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: 5 Mar 19959 Mar 1995

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1995 IEEE 10th Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference. Vol 1 (of 2)
CityDallas, TX, USA
Period5/03/959/03/95

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