Analysis of Power Factor Correction Technique Using PFC Boost Converter

Sridhar Konam, Konam Ramesh


In general non-linear loads are the main source of harmonics. This paper presents one new control scheme to compensate the harmonic current generated by the diode rectifier so as to achieve a power factor nearer to unity and regulate the DC-bus voltage. This scheme uses one PFC Boost Converter which is connected in shunt with the diode rectifier to compensate the harmonic current drawn by the single phase diode rectifier. The line current command is derived from a dc link voltage regulator and an output power estimator. The hysteresis current controller is used to track the line current command. In absence of diode rectifier (Non-linear Load), the PFC boost converter draws purely sinusoidal current from source. In presence of diode rectifier the PFC boost converter draws current in such a way that the total current drawn from source becomes purely sinusoidal. Merits of the proposed converters include higher power density, simpler control strategy, less harmonic control contents, nearly unity power factor and unidirectional power flow. Optional principle, design analysis and conditions achieving for the proposed converters are pronounced.

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