Buck converter

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Joined Feb 27, 2015
Im building an ac/dc converter for a battery charger, it takes in 120V AC in and outputs 90V DC at 20A max. To further improve the output performance of the buck converter, i decided to build a pi filter containing 2 capacitors and an inductor..it is essentially used to filter harmonics at at 100 kHz. What do you think of the schematic?fff.JPG

Roderick Young

Joined Feb 22, 2015
If that ground shown is an earth ground, this will have problems, due to lack of an isolation transformer. The full line current will flow through a diode at one point in the cycle. I'm not sure if it's still against policy to discuss non-isolated off-line power here - it was at one time.


Joined Jun 22, 2012
As long as your input AC is from an isolation transformer, your ok, if your thinking of using a transformerless mains input, forget it, Too Dangerous


Joined Aug 21, 2008
On second thought, this is exactly the kind of mains powered project that is prohibited by the User Agreement.


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