Features and Benefits
- Standard 8-Pin Packages
- High Power Factor Over Wide Load Range with Line Current Averaging
- International Operation Without Switches
- Instantaneous Overvoltage Protection
- Minimal Line Current Dead Zone
- Typical 250µA Start-Up Supply Current
- Rejects Line Switching Noise
- Synchronization Capability
- Low Quiescent Current: 9mA
- Fast 1.5A Peak Current Gate Driver
The 8-pin LT1249 provides active power factor correction for universal offline power systems with very few external parts. By using fixed high frequency PWM current averaging without the need for slope compensation, the LT1249 achieves far lower line current distortion, with a smaller magnetic element than systems that use either peak current detection or zero current switching approach, in both continuous and discontinuous modes of operation.
The LT1249 uses a multiplier containing a square gain function from the voltage amplifier to reduce the AC gain at light output load and thus maintains low line current distortion and high system stability. The LT1249 also provides filtering capability to reject line switching noise which can cause instability when fed into the multiplier. Line current dead zone is minimized with low bias voltage at the current input to the multiplier.
The LT1249 provides many protection features including peak current limiting and overvoltage protection. The switching frequency is internally set at 100kHz.
While the LT1249 simplifies PFC design with minimal parts count, the LT1248 provides flexibilities in switching frequency, overvoltage and current limit.
- Universal Power Factor Corrected Power Supplies
- Preregulators up to 1500W
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