A Series Resonant Converter-Based Multichannel LED Driver With Inherent Current Balancing and Dimming Capability

Gucin T. N., Fincan B., BİBEROĞLU M.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, vol.34, no.3, pp.2693-2703, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tpel.2018.2838261
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2693-2703
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study proposes a high-efficiency light-emitting-diode (LED) driver based on the series resonant converter (SRC) topology. As the major requirement from LED driver circuits is the ability of providing constant current for maintaining a certain luminescence level, it is utilized that the SRC operates as a frequency-controlled constant current source when the switching frequency is lower than half of the resonance frequency. This approach ensures a reliable and dimmable constant current power supply that can operate in an open-loop configuration. A design procedure for the proposed multichannel LED driver is given and experimental results for a prototype that is capable of delivering 50 V-0.35 A output for six channels are presented. It is also shown that the proposed driver is capable of ensuring high efficiency values (92%-93.5%) for a wide output power (14-58 W).