Light load efficiency improvement for AC/DC boost PFC converters by digital multi-mode control method

Wei Shung Wang*, Ying-Yu Tzou

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Abstract

This paper presents a method to improve light load efficiency and reduce the THD of input current of a boost PFC converter used in applications to high performance server power supply units. The conventional constant frequency average current mode control scheme will result lower efficiency and high THD current distortion under light load operation. To overcome this problem, this paper proposes a digital multi-mode control scheme with variable switching frequency control. A nonlinear control scheme with modified gain scheduling has been used to improve dynamic response under light load condition with discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) operation with lower switching frequency. A green mode controller has been developed to change its control mode based on the required line current command under various load conditions. The proposed control scheme has been verified by using simulation and realized by using a DSP TMS32028035 in applications to a single-phase 675W boost PFC AC/DC converter. Experimental results are given to illustrate the feasibility of the proposed control scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE 9th International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, PEDS 2011
Pages1025-1030
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event2011 IEEE 9th International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, PEDS 2011 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 5 Dec 20118 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE 9th International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, PEDS 2011
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period5/12/118/12/11

Keywords

  • Digital Multi-Mode Control Method
  • Green Mode Controller
  • Light Load Efficiency
  • Power Factor Correction

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