Minimization of the transformer inter-winding parasitic capacitance for modular stacking power supply applications

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Abstract

In an isolated power supply, the inter-winding parasitic capacitance plays a vital role in the mitigation of common mode noise currents created by fast voltage transient responses. The lower the transformer inter-winding capacitance, the more immune the power supply is to fast voltage transient responses. This requirement is even more critical for modular stacking applications in which multiple power supplies are stacked. This paper addresses the issue by presenting a detailed analysis and design of an unconventional isolated power supply that uses a ring core transformer with a very low inter-winding parasitic capacitance of 10 pF. Considering its output power of 300 W, this approach yields about 0.033 pF/W inter-winding capacitance over output power, approximately thirty times lower than existing approaches in the literature. This makes the converter a suitable solution for modular stacking of fast voltage switching applications. Mathematical derivation of the inter-winding capacitance and experiments are carried out to prove the validity of the approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of The 16th European conference on Power Electronics and Applications
Number of pages10
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2014
Article number6910843
ISBN (Print)9781479930159
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event16th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications - Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
Duration: 26 Aug 201428 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference16th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications
LocationLappeenranta University of Technology
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityLappeenranta
Period26/08/201428/08/2014
Series2014 16th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Epe-ecce Europe 2014

Keywords

  • Parasitic capacitance
  • Current transformers
  • Dc-dc power converters
  • Electromagnetic devices

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