A ZVS Resonant Converter with Balanced Flying Capacitors

Vol. 15, No. 5, pp. 1190-1199, Sep. 2015



This paper presents a new resonant converter to achieve the soft switching of power devices. Two full-bridge converters are connected in series to clamp the voltage stress of power switches at Vin/2. Thus, power MOSFETs with a 500V voltage rating can be used for 800V input voltage applications. Two flying capacitors are connected on the AC side of the two full-bridge converters to automatically balance the two split input capacitor voltages in every switching cycle. Two resonant tanks are used in the proposed converter to share the load current and to reduce the current stress of the passive and active components. If the switching frequency is less than the series resonant frequency of the resonant tanks, the power MOSFETs can be turned on under zero voltage switching, and the rectifier diodes can be turned off under zero current switching. The switching losses on the power MOSFETs are reduced and the reverse recovery loss is improved. Experiments with a 1.5kW prototype are provided to demonstrate the performance of the proposed converter.

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[IEEE Style]

B. Lin and Z. Chen, "A ZVS Resonant Converter with Balanced Flying Capacitors," Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 1190-1199, 2015. DOI: 10.6113/JPE.2015.15.5.1190.

[ACM Style]

Bor-Ren Lin and Zih-Yong Chen. 2015. A ZVS Resonant Converter with Balanced Flying Capacitors. Journal of Power Electronics, 15, 5, (2015), 1190-1199. DOI: 10.6113/JPE.2015.15.5.1190.