High-voltage Power Supply using Series-connected Full-bridge PWM Converter for Pulsed Power Applications Academic Article uri icon


  • 1994-2012 IEEE. This paper presents a capacitor charging power supply (CCPS) using high-voltage dc/dc converter for pulsed power applications. For the main converter, it used full-bridge phase-shifted (FBPS) pulse-width modulation (PWM) converter. The proposed CCPS has modularity concept, and the output voltage was boosted by a high-voltage high-frequency (HVHF) transformer included in FBPS PWM converter. The control method is used a phase-shifted PWM to reduce the losses caused by switching. To solve the voltage unbalancing problem of the output capacitors, synchronization algorithm is selected. Also Thermal characteristics are analyzed by theoretical calculation and simulation. Experimental results of the single module and CCPS are provided to validate the effectiveness of the proposed system and it was carried out the 20-kV 160-kW prototype.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, S., Ehsani, M., & Kim, C.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Kim, Soo-Hong||Ehsani, M||Kim, Choon-Sam

publication date

  • August 2015