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5th January 2018, 19:59 #1
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Orcad Capture Simulation of Voltage Controlled Mode Buck converter

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Re: Orcad Capture Simulation of Voltage Controlled Mode Buck converter
LM741 isn't suited for single supply operation and not specified for 5V supply at all. Redesign with reasonable parameters.
I also won't expect useful output from a PI controller without closing the feedback loop.
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Problem in Simulation of Voltage Mode Control
Hello all,
This is my second post. I am new to all topics in Power Electronics. I have simulated a Voltage Mode controlled Buck Chopper.
Unfortunately the controller only seems able to handle changes in output current but not changes in input voltage. This is seen in the next image.
Could anyone please tell me what I am doing wrong.
Thankyou.
Shomik CLast edited by BradtheRad; 14th January 2018 at 08:25. Reason: Condensed two similar posts

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Re: Problem in Simulation of Voltage Mode Control
I don't understand how you arrived at the strange controller design. What's the reason behind dividing the process value and set point to a low mV voltage? How do you expect a stable output voltage without an integral term in the transfer function?

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Re: Problem in Simulation of Voltage Mode Control
Dear Sir,
Dear Sir, Thankyou for the reply.
Please forgive me on my ignorance. As I am completely new and working on my own I am facing problem with basic issues which experienced persons might assume to be just common sense.
I thought that dividing the reference value to a low mV input for error amplifier will lead to low mV output of the error amplifier which is then the input for the compensator amplifier which has the positive terminal grounded. And from books I read that the op amp to work in linear range with amplification the difference between the two inputs has to be very small.
Also I thought having a capacitance of 100pF will give me the integral term.
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Re: Problem in Simulation of Voltage Mode Control
Sir,
Thank you.
As soon as I put the capacitance in series with the resistor the output of the opamp of the controller goes into saturation.
And also input voltage perturbation with my circuit shown is not handled only load current variations seem to be handled properly.
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Re: Problem in Simulation of Voltage Mode Control
A typical error amplifier + compensator is implemented with a single OP, look at popular PWM controller ICs or text book schematics.
The main disadvantage of voltage downscaling is the increasing error due to OP offset voltage. Apart form this point, it should work. Having a controller transfer function with integral term is however mandatory to avoid a stationary error. A popular PI transfer function is generated by putting the integrator capacitor in series with a resistor. Proportional and integral gain can be adjusted separately by changing both values.
Now you have a pure P controller with an additional low pass corner at 230 kHz, far beyond feasible control loop bandwidth.
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And also input voltage perturbation with my circuit shown is not handled only load current variations seem to be handled properly.
As a first step, you may want to reduce the inverting amplifier gain from 150 to below 1 so that the integrator output range doesn't exceed the linear pwm range by a huge factor. Or more generally, design controller parameters by calculation instead of choosing it arbitrarily.

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Re: Problem in Simulation of Voltage Mode Control
Ok Sir,
Thank you. I will try that. Your input has been very helpful.
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