A Simple Control Strategy Technique for a Single-phase Bridgeless Active Rectifier with High Power Factor and Voltage Stabilization Using Partial Digital Implementation

  • Rahul Ganpat Mapari
  • D. G. Wakde
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 324)


A partial digital implementation approach to improve the power factor of single-phase rectifiers and to regulate the output voltage against the change in line voltage and load is presented in this paper. A two-leg configuration, which has single IGBT in each leg, is adopted to reduce the number of switching devices compared with conventional AC–DC converter. This converter topology is evaluated on the basis of performance, and its salient features such as simplicity, low cost, and high performance are discussed to analyze its applicability. The proposed control strategy using continuous switching pulse width modulation (CSPWM) is bridgeless and transformer-less. A control technique and operational procedure are also developed, both theoretically and experimentally. The experimental results clearly verify the theoretical analysis from the prototype connected to grid unity.


Active rectifier (AC–DC) Boost rectifiers Continuous switching pulse width modulation (CSPWM) Power factor Single phase Voltage regulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electronics Department-DirectorSant Gadgebaba Amravati UniversityAmravatiIndia
  2. 2.P.R. Patil College of EngineeringAmravatiIndia

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