A Modified High-Efficiency LLC Converter With Two Transformers for Wide Input-Voltage Range Applications
Abbreviated Journal Title
IEEE Trans. Power Electron.
DC Gain; LLC converter; microinverter; optimization; SERIES RESONANT CONVERTER; STEADY-STATE ANALYSIS; FREQUENCY; INVERTERS; DESIGN; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
This paper proposed a modified LLC converter with two transformers in series, which has four operation configurations, covering the range of four times the minimum input voltage. To optimize the proposed LLC converter in an attempt to achieve good efficiency, a numerical method is developed based on the LLC converter's steady-state equations. In order to minimize the magnetizing current and thus minimize the conduction and core losses, an optimal objective is proposed to find the maximum magnetizing inductance. An optimization procedure and a design example are given. A 250-W 210-V output prototype with input voltage ranging from 25 to 100V is built to verify the developed numerical model and optimal design method. The dc gain obtained from experimental data agrees pretty well with that from the developed numerical model. Two conventional LLC converters are designed using fundamental harmonic approximation and the proposed optimal design, respectively, to make comparison with the proposed LLC converter and validate the proposed optimal design. Experimental results show that the proposed converter with proposed optimal design can achieve the peak efficiency up to 98%, while maintaining a very wide input voltage range.
Ieee Transactions on Power Electronics
"A Modified High-Efficiency LLC Converter With Two Transformers for Wide Input-Voltage Range Applications" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4113.