Resonant Power Converters

An Overview with Multiple Elements in the Resonant Tank Network

Maria Teresa Outeiro, Giuseppe Buja, Dariusz Czarkowski

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Abstract

Finite commutation times are associated with the concurrent occurrence of both voltageacross and current-through semiconductor switches, leading to switching power losses. To alleviate them, soft-switching techniques have been developed. Soft-switching converters can be classified into quasi-resonant and multiresonant, resonant-transition, and resonant power converters (RPCs). This article focuses on RPCs, due to their high power density and efficiency. Specifically, RPC topologies with multiple elements are described, and their input-output relationships and efficiency are illustrated. The merits and limitations of RPCs are discussed and compared. An RPC intended to charge the battery of an electric vehicle (EV) is presented, and experimental results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7497710
Pages (from-to)21-45
Number of pages25
JournalIEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

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Resonant Power Converters : An Overview with Multiple Elements in the Resonant Tank Network. / Outeiro, Maria Teresa; Buja, Giuseppe; Czarkowski, Dariusz.

In: IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 2, 7497710, 01.06.2016, p. 21-45.

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