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New Design of Phase-Shifted Full-Bridge Power Converter for Photovoltaic Application

Version 1 : Received: 13 June 2019 / Approved: 14 June 2019 / Online: 14 June 2019 (10:01:32 CEST)

How to cite: Phetphimoon, W.; Bhumkittipich, K. New Design of Phase-Shifted Full-Bridge Power Converter for Photovoltaic Application. Preprints 2019, 2019060131 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201906.0131.v1). Phetphimoon, W.; Bhumkittipich, K. New Design of Phase-Shifted Full-Bridge Power Converter for Photovoltaic Application. Preprints 2019, 2019060131 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201906.0131.v1).

Abstract

This paper presents the design of a high frequency zero voltage switching (ZVS) full-bridge converter with a phase-shifted driving signal for photovoltaic applications. The resonant power converter can provide high-power capacity under high-frequency operation. The proposed power converter can also reduce the size of the transformer under the same power rating. The high-frequency transformer was developed by using the resonant and switching frequencies of the power converter to reduce the switching loss and to improve the system efficiency. Phase-shifted modulation was selected to drive the switches of a full-bridge power converter based on the switching loss minimization method. The desired output voltage was controlled using a closed-loop controller under a loop gain stability margin. The simulation results showed that the output voltage can be controlled to the desired constant when the input voltage changes from 30 VDC to 60 VDC. The desired output voltage of power converter is constant at 400 VDC. The power converter can transfer the DC supply to a 220 VAC household via grid-connected inverter. Therefore, the proposed study showed the effectiveness of the phase-shift ZVS full-bridge power converter with high-frequency transformer. This power converter can control the operation of the desired voltage system and has a small sizing of power converter system, low switching loss, and high system efficiency.

Subject Areas

phase-shifted full-bridge; resonant converter; photovoltaics; zero voltage switching; power loss

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