Analysis and Design of a Kind of Improved Parallel Resonant Converters


Traditional transformer in high-voltage power supplies has many disadvantages such as high turn’s ratio, large volume and great design difficulties. Parallel resonant converters (PRCs) are widely used in high-voltage power supplies. A kind of high-voltage circuit topology can be formed by combining PRCs and voltage-doubler rectifier, which is called parallel resonant dual voltage converters (PRDVCs). In PRDVCs both voltage-doubler rectifier and transformer can boost voltage, which reduced turn’s ratio and volume of the transformer, making it easier to produce. Thus it not only realizes the high-voltage output, but also realizes the miniaturization of high-voltage power supply. Three modes of the converters were researched and simulated. Converting conditions of three modes were given. At last, PRDVCs was used to design a 5000V/50mA high-voltage power supply. The waveforms and results of the experiment were given, which validated the feasibility of the converters and its conversion efficiency might be improved to 93%.

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C. Yuan, J. Wan, X. Li, H. Shen, Y. Liu and G. Li, "Analysis and Design of a Kind of Improved Parallel Resonant Converters," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2009, pp. 66-72. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2009.11011.

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