Active power factor correction provides near unity power factor, at the expense of large filters to handle double-frequency power. When active correction is not used and converter regulation is the main control objective instead, poor power factor results. It is shown that a tradeoff between power factor and filter size can be supported. Through computer analysis, it is found that there is a specific supply current waveform that should be used to achieve a given power factor target with minimum filter size. For reasonable power factors (such as 70% to 100%), the current waveforms meet requirements in IEC 61000-3-2 over a wide range of supply power level. The results point the way to reduced cost power supplies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics, COMPEL|
|State||Published - 2004|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics, COMPEL'04 - Urbana, IL, United States|
Duration: Aug 15 2004 → Aug 18 2004
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