5/2019 Increasing Output Power Yield with Forward Converters
Forward converters share similar energy efficiency and appearance qualities with flyback and half-bridge converters, but they can be distinguished by their higher output power yield (up to 200W). These DC-to-DC converters operate through the integration of a forward transformer (to raise or decrease output voltage) and a filter inductor (to moderate current consistency and store energy).
For applications where a high output current is required, forward converters are an optimal fit.
Forward converters can be applied to a wide range of industries and their power systems, including:
- Off-line supplies
- Solar power systems
- Hybrid charging techniques
- Computer power supplies
- Aerospace power supplies
At MPS Industries, we create custom forward transformers and output inductors that integrate with forward converters and optimize their performance.
The MPS engineering team has created a comprehensive guide to the various types of forward converters and their applications – check it out below: