A conductance-controlled variable transformer turns ratio regulator for a zero-voltage-zero-current power switching converter

Citation
Ja. Carrasco et al., A conductance-controlled variable transformer turns ratio regulator for a zero-voltage-zero-current power switching converter, IEEE POW E, 14(6), 1999, pp. 1070-1077
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Eletrical & Eletronics Engineeing
Journal title
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS
ISSN journal
0885-8993 → ACNP
Volume
14
Issue
6
Year of publication
1999
Pages
1070 - 1077
Database
ISI
SICI code
0885-8993(199911)14:6<1070:ACVTTR>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
This paper describes the application of the conductance control to a very h igh-efficiency parallel-regulated converter, Conductance control is one of the best ways of providing simplicity of design while preserving fast dynam ic response and high reliability in power converters, The parallel regulato r was conceived for space applications, to regulate a zero-voltage and zero -current power switching topology that works at constant frequency and cons tant duty cycle, but its range of applicability can be extended to any kind of power converter or inverter that utilizes a transformer to produce an i solated output, By using the concept of addition or subtraction of ac volta ges, a fully regulated output voltage is achieved, The resultant effect of this regulation scheme is that the main transformer of the converter or inv erter appears to have a variable turns ratio, This turns constant can be ch anged dynamically by means of a conductance control scheme and in almost a lossless way to maintain the converter (or inverter) outputs.