How to Reduce Current Spikes at AC Zero-crossing for Totem-pole PFC
Power factor correction (PFC) is widely used in AC/DC power supplies with an input power of 75 watts or greater. PFC forces the input current to follow the input voltage so that any electrical load appears like a resistor. Among all the different PFC topologies, the totem-pole PFC has recently received more attention because it uses the least number of components, has the smallest conduction loss, and has the highest efficiency. Typically, a totem-pole PFC cannot operate in continuous-conduction mode (CCM) because of the slow reverse recovery of the MOSFET’s body diodes. However, with the advent of the gallium-nitride (GaN) FET, its diode-free structure makes the CCM totem-pole PFC possible.
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