Basic study of a phase-shifted soft switching high-frequency inverter with boost PFC converter for induction heating

Yuki Kawaguchi, Eiji Hiraki, Toshihiko Tanaka, Mutsuo Nakaoka

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This paper is mainly concerned with a high frequency soft-switching PWM inverter suitable for consumer induction heating systems. The proposed system is composed of a soft switching chopper based boost PFC converter stage with passive snubber and phase shifted PWM controlled full bridge ZVZCS high frequency inverter stage. Its fundamental operating performances are illustrated and evaluated in the experimental results. Its effectiveness is substantially proved on the basis of the experimental results from a practical point of view.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-199
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Power Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 20 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • High frequency power converter
  • Induction heating
  • Passive power factor correction
  • Soft switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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