Resonant converters with secondary-side resonance
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
Lee, Fred C.
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A family of quasi-resonant converters is disclosed as comprising a voltage source, a transformer having primary and secondary windings, and a switch for periodically coupling the voltage source to the primary winding, whereby a charging current appears on the secondary winding. The transformer exhibits a characteristic leakage inductance. A capacitor exhibiting a characteristic capacitance is coupled to the secondary winding to form a resonant circuit including the leakage inductance and the capacitor. The secondary winding is coupled to apply the charging current to the capacitor. A rectifying circuit couples the capacitor to a load, whereby the voltage stored in the capacitor is delivered to the load. The capacitor is directly connected to the secondary winding and to the rectifying circuit to permit positive and negative going voltages to be stored therein, whereby magnetic flux within the core of the transformer is dissipated and the transformer magnetically reset.
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