Optimization of the auxiliary switch components in ZVS PWM converters

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

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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 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 1kW, switching frequency 100…160kHz confirmed the results of the theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-712
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Electronics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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