An extendable half-bridge dimmable multi-channel LED driver for DC/DC grid lighting applications

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Shabestar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar, Iran

2 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran


In this paper, a light emitting diode (LED) driver with multiple outputs, suitable to use with DC grid supply, is proposed. The proposed LED driver provides the ability to individually control the brightness of each output channel. In order to control the output power of each channel, a burst control mode is employed resulting in reduction of conduction losses. Moreover, the half bridge switches are turned on and off at zero voltage (ZV) with a fixed switching frequency; therefore, the switching losses is reduced and efficiency is further increased. Design and implementation have been simplified by choosing the same structure of the resonant series for outputs. A two-channel DC/DC converter is simulated and tested to verify the theoretical analyses.

The presented converter operates above resonant frequency to decrease total harmonic distortion and reduce the size and weight of the components. Therefore, it is suitable for high power application of multi-channel drivers.


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