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A New Active Power Factor Correction Controller using Boost Converter

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bachupally , Kukatpally, Hyderabad, A.P, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 7-11, August,26 (2013)


In an electrical Power systems, a load with a low power factor draws more current than a load with a high power factor for thsame amount of useful power transferred. Linear loads with low power factor (induction motor) can be corrected with a passivenetwork of capacitors or inductors. The hysteresis current controller is used to track the line current command. loads (rectifier) distort the current drawn from the system. In this paper, Boost converter topology is used to accomplish thactive power factor correction in many discontinuous or continuous modes. Furthermore the start up current has been reduced.


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