Characterization of phase shifted full bridge converter along with GaN devices and series-connected hybrid transformers for medium power applications

Conference: PCIM Europe digital days 2020 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
07/07/2020 - 07/08/2020 at Deutschland

Proceedings: PCIM Europe digital days 2020

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

Bakar, Muhammad Abu; Alam, Farhan; Alishah, Rasoul Shalchi; Bertilsson, Kent (Department of Electronics Design, Mid Sweden University, Sweden)

Compact power converters are the major concern of today’s power industry. This article proposes GaN devices based isolated dc-dc phase shifted full bridge converter along with the configuration of four series-connected hybrid transformers. The series connection of transformers reduces the applied volt-second on each transformer which reduces the proportional losses and simplify thermal management. This configuration also reduces the required turn’s ratio as well as bringing down the stress on the secondary devices and filters. The converter is characterized in a compact prototype up to the load power of 2.2 kW for Vout=48 Vdc at Vin=400 Vdc. The converter reports satisfactory performance with a maximum efficiency of 96%.