Modeling of Power Supplies for Power Modulators with LTspice

Michael Giesselmann, Vishwajit Roy

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This paper is showing simulations of Power supplies for repetitive Power Modulators using LTspice [1]. We are presenting power supplies with single-phase and three-phase AC input and the effects of the rectifier stages on AC input current waveforms in both cases. We are also presenting the resulting power factor including circuits for electronic power factor correction. LTspice models for electronic power factor correction using cycle-by-cycle switching as well as time-averaged models are presented. The time-averaged models replace the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) switch with a transformer model with variable duty cycle. They are valid for a range of DC-DC converters. We are extending the time-averaged model for operation in continuous (CCM) and discontinuous (DCM) conduction mode and presenting results that show the fidelity of these models by comparison to cycle-by-cycle results. We are providing the detailed mathematical derivation for the DCM model expansion in the appendix. Time-
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508 - 514
JournalIEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
StatePublished - Mar 6 2019


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