Single-Switch LED Post-Regulator Based on a Modified Class-E Resonant Converter with Voltage Clamp
AbstractThe strict restrictions imposed both by mandatory regulations and by the recommendations contained in current standards have led to the fact that most commercially available LED ballasts nowadays use two-stage topologies. The first stage is intended to comply with the harmonics standards and the second stage is used to control the LED current and reduce the low frequency ripple. In this work, a new DC–DC resonant converter topology is presented. This topology is derived from a modified Class-E resonant inverter by adding a clamping diode. This diode achieves a double goal: it limits the maximum switch voltage and works as a power recirculating path. This way, the proposed topology behaves as a loss-less impedance placed in series with the LED thus allowing to control the output power. This converter maintains the extremely small switching losses inherent to the Class-E inverter while reducing the voltage stress across the switch. This work presents a simplified design methodology based on the fundamental approach. This methodology was used to design and build a DC–DC post-regulator for a 40 W LED lamp. The results obtained with the laboratory prototype show that this circuit can be used to stabilize and dim the LED current while maintaining very small losses. The measured efficiency was 95.7% at nominal power and above 90% when dimmed down to 25%. View Full-Text
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Ribas, J.; Quintana, P.J.; Cardesin, J.; Calleja, A.J.; Lopez-Corominas, E. Single-Switch LED Post-Regulator Based on a Modified Class-E Resonant Converter with Voltage Clamp. Electronics 2019, 8, 798.
Ribas J, Quintana PJ, Cardesin J, Calleja AJ, Lopez-Corominas E. Single-Switch LED Post-Regulator Based on a Modified Class-E Resonant Converter with Voltage Clamp. Electronics. 2019; 8(7):798.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ribas, Javier; Quintana, Pablo J.; Cardesin, Jesus; Calleja, Antonio J.; Lopez-Corominas, Emilio. 2019. "Single-Switch LED Post-Regulator Based on a Modified Class-E Resonant Converter with Voltage Clamp." Electronics 8, no. 7: 798.
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