A novel energy-efficient bridgeless boost AC to DC converter Yoon, Kyoung-Kuk; Kim, Seong-Hwan; Kim, Deok-Ki;
Power supplies make the load compatible with its power source. DC power supplies are extensively used with most electrical and electronic appliances such as computers, television, and audio sets. The presence of non-linear loads results in a low power factor and higher harmonics in the power system. Several techniques for power-factor correction and harmonic reduction have been reported in the literature. This paper proposes a bridgeless boost converter that improves the power factor and reduces the harmonic content in input line currents as compared to full-bridge rectifiers. This bridgeless boost converter eliminates the need of a line-voltage bridge rectifier in conventional boost converter and thereby reduces conduction losses. The effectiveness of the proposed scheme is verified by computer simulations by using the PSIM software.
Total harmonic distortion;Power factor;Rectifier efficiency;Boost converter;
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