Modified Ac-Dc Single-Stage Converters

Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 44-54, Jan. 2007



Ac-dc power conversion can either be done with two separate converter stages or with a single converter stage. Two-stage ac-dc converters, however, can be costly and complex, while the performance of single-stage converters is compromised due to a reduced number of components. Several researchers have therefore proposed adding some sort of auxiliary circuit consisting of a second switch and some passive elements to single-stage converters to improve their performance. Although these modified single-stage converters may have two converters, they are not two-stage converters as they do not have two separate and independently controlled converters that are always operating to convert power from one form to another. In this paper, the operation of ac-dc single-stage converters is first reviewed and their strengths and weaknesses are noted. The operation of several modified single-stage converters, including one proposed by the authors, is then discussed, and the paper concludes by presenting experimental results that confirm the feasibility of the proposed converter.

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[IEEE Style]

G. Moschopoulos, Y. Liu and S. Bassan, "Modified Ac-Dc Single-Stage Converters," Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 44-54, 2007. DOI: 10.6113/JPE.2007.7.1.44.

[ACM Style]

Gerry Moschopoulos, Yan Liu, and Sondeep Bassan. 2007. Modified Ac-Dc Single-Stage Converters. Journal of Power Electronics, 7, 1, (2007), 44-54. DOI: 10.6113/JPE.2007.7.1.44.