Flyback converter in power supply design

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srihariraom

Joined Sep 27, 2021
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What are the advantages of using a flyback converter in the power supply systems?

What are the complications that designer usually faces when flyback converter is used?

How is GaN based flyback converters different?

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Srihari Rao M
 

Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
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These are the short answers.

What are the advantages of using a flyback converter in the power supply systems?
Use of a transformer provides isolation between the input side and the output side.

What are the complications that designer usually faces when flyback converter is used?
Transformers are AC devices. You must ensure that no DC components can be allowed to accumulate.
Creating an isolated feedback signal for the control circuits.

How is GaN based flyback converters different?
They can work with much higher voltages and currents.
 

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srihariraom

Joined Sep 27, 2021
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I am still trying to understand this converter. So tell him if this flyback converter is power efficient than normal ones? If yes, how?
 

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srihariraom

Joined Sep 27, 2021
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The existing USB docking stations with power delivery does not use the flyback converter in it. I was just wondering if there are any advantages of using flyback converter instead of other buck-boost converters that are available in market(ex: MPS regulators). But, if they are likely less efficient then i think i can drop this idea.
 
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