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A New Approach to Circuit Breaker Design Using Silicon Carbide Switches - Nov 21
Mechanical circuit breakers can be low cost with minimal losses, but they operate slowly and wear out. Solid state versions overcome the problems and are becoming increasing viable as replacements at...
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Power Factor Correction Features
 
Improving Efficiency and Power Factor at light load - issue 3/2016 June, 15 2016
Universal input AC/DC power supplies in the range of 80-800W can be found in a variety of applications. Within this power range, the single-stage boost PFC+ half-bridge LLC is considered to be a very popular topology....
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Benchmarking three-level power-factor correction topologies - issue 3/2016 June, 15 2016
Power Factor correction has long been a staple of UPS, SMPS and embedded drives devices...
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Microcontroller Simplifies PFC Design - issue 6/2013 October, 02 2013
In Europe, all equipment connected to the public utility grid needs to comply with European Standard EN61000-3-2. This standard sets the maximum permissible harmonic current that is injected by equipment back into the public utility grid....
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