George Gabor - Lafayette CA
The PWM control scheme is illustrated in conjunction with a power distribution control circuit (30), wherein the duty cycle of converter (32) is suitably controlled by a number of feedback loops embodying various parameters, for example a voltage error signal, an average (e. g. RMS) value of the input voltage (Vin). Circuit (30) comprises a rectifying circuit (42), a converter circuit (32), for example an AC-DC converter, a capacitor (C), an oscillator and PWM circuit (44), an error signal (46), a multiplier circuit (48), a differencing amplifier (50), and a synthesizing circuit (52). Circuit (30) appears as a resistive load to the line for feed PWM, a fixed load, and a fixed RMS input voltage. To stabilize the output voltage (Vout), the pulse width signal (44a) applied to converter suitably varies in proportion to both changes in the RMS value of the input voltage and the output voltage. The output voltage error signal applied to multiplier circuit by error circuit provides the correction value for Vout variations.