A Dual Half-Bridge LLC Resonant Converter With Magnetic Control for Battery Charger Application

Wei Y., Luo Q., Du X., ALTIN N., Nasiri A., Marcos Alonso J.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, vol.35, no.2, pp.2196-2207, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tpel.2019.2922991
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.2196-2207
  • Keywords: Battery charger, LLC resonant converter, magnetic control, soft switching, DESIGN
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, a dual half-bridge LLC resonant converter with magnetic control is proposed for the battery charger application. The primary switches are shared by two LLC resonant networks, and their outputs are connected in series. One of the LLC resonant converters is designed to operate at the series resonant frequency, which is also the highest efficiency operating point, and the constant output voltage characteristic is achieved at this operating point. The second LLC resonant converter adopts magnetic control to regulate the total output current and voltage during both constant current charge mode and constant voltage charge mode. Meanwhile, the function decoupling idea is adopted to further improve the system efficiency. The significant amount of the power is handled by theLLCresonant converter operating at the series resonant frequency, whereas the second LLC resonant converter fulfills the responsibility to achieve closed-loop control. By carefully designing the resonant networks, the zero-voltage switching for primary switches and zero-current switching for secondary diodes can be achieved for whole operation range. A 320-W experimental prototype is built to verify the theoretical analysis, and the maximum efficiency is measured about 95.5%.