LED Driver Achieves Electrolytic Capacitor-Less and Flicker-Free Operation with an Energy Buffer Unit

Peng Fang, Bo Sheng, Yan Fei Liu, Yan Zhang

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Abstract

In this paper, a cycle-by-cycle energy buffering LED driver has been proposed to achieve electrolytic capacitor-less flicker-free operation. An energy buffering unit (EBU), with high voltage film capacitors being the energy storage device, is introduced in the design to buffer imbalanced energy in every switching cycle. The switching current can be controlled to meet high power factor correction and deliver DC LED output current at the same time. Compared to previous electrolytic capacitor-less designs, it can reduce circulating power and, therefore, also reduce power conversion loss. A 15W experimental prototype had been built and tested to verify the proposed LED driving method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5109-5116
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479973118
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 3 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018 - Portland, United States
Duration: Sep 23 2018Sep 27 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018

Other

Other10th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period9/23/189/27/18

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