A novel symmetrical zero current switching (ZCS)-pulse width modulation (PWM) cells-assisted high-frequency transformer link DC-DC converter using insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) modules is presented. The proposed soft switching scheme is based on the switched-capacitor and inductive snubber in the high-voltage side inverter, assisted by active switching of MOSFET synchronous rectifier in the secondary-side low-voltage converter stage. By introducing the ZCS-PWM snubber cells, soft switching commutation which is less sensitive to the current level through the IGBTs can be achieved under the wide output power ranges. The converter circuit topology and the ZCS snubber cell operation are examined and evaluated with simulation results, and the feasibility of the converter topology is verified by experiments using a 1.0kW-25kHz prototype system.
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- Electrical and Electronic Engineering