Conference Paper

Recent advances in single-stage power factor correction

Sch. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Central Florida Univ., Orlando, FL, USA
DOI: 10.1109/ICIT.2003.1290815 Conference: Industrial Technology, 2003 IEEE International Conference on, Volume: 2
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This paper presents an overview of various interesting power factor correction techniques for single-phase applications. The discussion includes commonly-used control strategies and various types of converter topologies. Included is a comparative study of these strategies, with the major advantages and disadvantages is highlighted. We will emphasize the single-stage topologies, its drawbacks and some promising solutions.

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