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Design and Implementation of a Control Method for GaN-Based Totem-Pole Boost-Type PFC Rectifier in Energy Storage Systems

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Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan
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Department of Electrical Engineering, National ILAN University, Yilan 260, Taiwan
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Energies 2020, 13(23), 6297; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236297
Received: 29 September 2020 / Revised: 28 October 2020 / Accepted: 27 November 2020 / Published: 29 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wide Band Gap Devices in Energy Storage Systems)
With the unceasing advancement of wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductor technology, the minimal reverse-recovery charge Qrr and other more powerful natures of WBG transistors enable totem-pole bridgeless power factor correction to become a dominant solution for energy storage systems (ESS). This paper focuses on the design and implementation of a control structure for a totem-pole boost PFC with newfangled enhancement-mode gallium nitride field-effect transistors (eGaN FETs), not only to simplify the control implementation but also to achieve high power quality and efficiency. The converter is designed to convert a 90–264-VAC input to a 385-VDC output for a 2.6-kW output power. Lastly, to validate the methodology, an experimental prototype is characterized and fabricated. The uttermost efficiency at 230 VAC reaches 99.14%. The lowest total harmonic distortion in the current (ITHD) at high line condition (230 V) attains 1.52% while the power factor gains 0.9985. View Full-Text
Keywords: totem-pole power factor correction; energy storage systems (ESS); digital control; gallium nitride (GaN)-based; current harmonic distortion mitigation; efficiency and power quality improvement totem-pole power factor correction; energy storage systems (ESS); digital control; gallium nitride (GaN)-based; current harmonic distortion mitigation; efficiency and power quality improvement
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Do, N.-N.; Huang, B.-S.; Phan, N.-T.; Nguyen, T.-T.; Wu, J.-H.; Liu, Y.-C.; Chiu, H.-J. Design and Implementation of a Control Method for GaN-Based Totem-Pole Boost-Type PFC Rectifier in Energy Storage Systems. Energies 2020, 13, 6297. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236297

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Do N-N, Huang B-S, Phan N-T, Nguyen T-T, Wu J-H, Liu Y-C, Chiu H-J. Design and Implementation of a Control Method for GaN-Based Totem-Pole Boost-Type PFC Rectifier in Energy Storage Systems. Energies. 2020; 13(23):6297. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236297

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Do, Nguyen-Nghia, Bing-Siang Huang, Nhat-Truong Phan, Tan-Tung Nguyen, Jian-Hong Wu, Yu-Chen Liu, and Huang-Jen Chiu. 2020. "Design and Implementation of a Control Method for GaN-Based Totem-Pole Boost-Type PFC Rectifier in Energy Storage Systems" Energies 13, no. 23: 6297. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236297

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