A Bidirectional Two-Switch Flyback Converter with Cross-Coupled LCD Snubbers for Minimizing Circulating Current

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IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2019, 66 (8), pp. 5948 - 5957
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© 1982-2012 IEEE. This paper proposes a novel isolated bidirectional two-switch flyback converter with two integrated non-dissipative inductor-capacitor-diode (LCD) snubbers. In the proposed topology, the main flyback transformer and the LCD snubbers are cross coupled to minimize circulating current that would occur in the non-cross-coupled case, in addition to recycle leakage energy and protect the power transistors. The same current circulation issue also occurs in the bidirectional flyback converter with conventional resistor-capacitor-diode (RCD) snubbers. The main objective of this paper is to illustrate this issue and propose an alternate circuitry to reduce the current circulation and improve the conversion efficiency. The experimental results of a laboratory prototype are reported to verify the design.
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