A Single-Phase PFC Rectifier With Wide Output Voltage and Low-Frequency Ripple Power Decoupling

This paper proposes a single-phase power factor correction (PFC) rectifier to achieve high power factor, wide output voltage range, and ripple power decoupling without using electrolytic capacitors. It consists of two parts: PFC circuit and output voltage regulation circuit. The load side is involved in both parts, which is different from the regular two-stage conversion structure. The proposed rectifier can be directly applied to low voltage cases due to the wide output voltage range. And the decoupling capacitor voltage can be smaller than the peak grid voltage, which reduces the voltage stress. Besides, the low-frequency ripple power buffer is implemented without a dedicated power-buffering controller. This paper first introduces the circuit structure, operation principles, and control method. Then, the system design consideration is given. Finally, the effectiveness of the proposed topology is verified by the simulations and experimental results.

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