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Title A New Mode Changable Asymmetric Full Bridge DC/DC Converter having 0 ~ 100 % Duty Ratio
Authors 龍Yong-Saeng Shin ; 盧Chung-Wook Roh ; Sung-Soo Hong ; Sang-Kyoo Han
DOI 10.6113/TKPE/2010.15.2.103
Page pp.103-110
ISSN 1229-2214
Keywords Asymmetric Full Bridge; Active Clamp Full Bridge; Mode Changable; Server Power Supply
Abstract In this paper, a new mode changeable asymmetric full bridge dc/dc converter is proposed to solve the freewheeling current problem of the conventional zero voltage switching(ZVS) phase shift full bridge(PSFB) dc/dc converter of low output voltage and high output current applications. The proposed converter is operated as an asymmetric full bridge converter when the duty cycle is less than 50% and active clamp full bridge converter when the duty cycle is greater than 50%. As a result, since its freewheeling current is eliminated, the conduction loss is lower than that of the conventional ZVS PSFB dc/dc converter. Moreover, ZVS of all power switches can be ensured along a wide load ranges and output current ripple is very small. Therefore, high efficiency of the proposed converter can be achieved. Especially since its operation mode is changed to the active clamp full bridge converter during hold up time and can be operated with 50~100% duty ratio, it can produce the stable output voltage along wide input voltage range. The operational principles, theoretical analysis and design considerations are presented. To confirm the operation, validity and features of the proposed converter, experimental results from a 1.2㎾(400Vdc/12Vdc) prototype are presented.