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Title: Performance considerations of PFC switching regulators based on non-cascading structures
Authors: Cheung, MKH
Chow, MHL 
Tse, CKM 
Keywords: Ac-dc converter
Harmonic distortion
Load transient
Power factor correction
Voltage regulation
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Power Electronics Research Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Source: 2006 2nd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications : Hong Kong, 12-14 November 2006, p. 153-160 How to cite?
Abstract: This paper discusses the characteristics of power-factor-correction (PFC) switching regulators of non-cascading structures in terms of efficiency, input current harmonic distortion, and load transient response. The discussion begins with simplified power flow diagrams of the non-cascading PFC switching regulators and describes their essential features for achieving power factor correction and tight voltage regulation. Based on these diagrams, the various configurations of switching regulators can be classified into three categories, each offering a different possibility of performance tradeoffs. The first category permits tradeoff between efficiency and input current harmonic contents, the second permits tradeoff between efficiency and load transient response, and the third allows tradeoffs among all performance areas. The paper briefly reviews the non-cascading structures of PFC switching regulators in terms of the three categories. Simulation and experimental results are provided to illustrate the performance tradeoffs in these PFC switching regulators.
ISBN: 9623675445
Rights: Copyright © The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2006
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