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Lamar D.G.,University iedo | Arias M.,University iedo | Rodriguez A.,University iedo | Fernandez A.,University iedo | And 2 more authors.
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics | Year: 2013

This paper presents a new control strategy for power factor correctors (PFCs) used to drive high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB-LEDs). This control strategy is extremely simple and is based on the use of standard peak-current-mode integrated controllers (PCMICs), reducing its cost and complexity in comparison to traditional PFC controllers. In fact, this method is an alternative implementation of the one-cycle control to PFCs belonging to the flyback family of converters, without introducing high complexity for reducing the total harmonic distortion. In this case, the use of a simple exponential compensation ramp instead of a linear one is the proposed solution for drawing a sinusoidal input current. Moreover, the line current is cycle-by-cycle controlled, and therefore, the input-current feedback loop is extremely fast, which allows the use of this type of control with high-frequency lines. The proposed idea is to apply this simple control to a one-stage PFC in order to design a low-cost ac-dc HB-LED driver. However, the application of this control strategy to PFC belonging to the flyback family of converters is not obvious. Design-oriented considerations about its implementation in PCMIC will be provided. Finally, an experimental prototype of this driver was developed. © 1982-2012 IEEE.

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