A bridgeless resonant pseudoboost PFC rectifier

Abbas A. Fardoun, Esam H. Ismail, Mustafa A. Al-Saffar, Ahmad J. Sabzali

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In this paper, a new bridgeless single-phase ac-dc converter with a natural power factor correction (PFC) is proposed. Compared with existing single-phase bridgeless topologies, the proposed topology has the merits of less component counts. The absence of an input diode bridge and the presence of only one diode in the current path during each stage of the switching cycle result in higher power density and less conduction losses; hence, improved thermal management compared to existing PFC rectifiers is obtained. The proposed topology is designed to work in resonant mode to achieve an automatic PFC close to unity in a simple and effective manner. The resonant mode operation gives additional advantages such as zero-current turn-on in the active power switches, zero-current turn-off in the output diode and reduces the complexity of the control circuitry. Principle of operation and the feasibility of the proposed converter are provided. Detailed experimental and simulation results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6720143
Pages (from-to)5949-5960
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014


  • Bridgeless rectifier
  • high efficiency rectifier
  • low conduction losses
  • power factor correction (PFC)
  • single-phase rectifier
  • total harmonic distortion (THD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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