Power Factor Corrected SEPIC and Cuk Converter—A Comparison

  • Alok Kumar Mishra
  • Akshaya Kumar Patra
  • Ramachandra Agrawal
  • Lalit Mohan Satapathy
  • Shekharesh Barik
  • Samarjeet Satapathy
  • Jnana Ranjan Swain
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 109)


This paper presents a comparative analysis between the two converter topologies namely single-ended primary inductance converter (SEPIC) and Cuk converter used for power factor correction. MATLAB/Simulink models of SEPIC and Cuk converter are developed to improve the input power factor and output voltage regulation. Average current control technique is used for input power factor correction and to get a regulated voltage at the output proportional integral (PI) or fuzzy logic controller (FLC) is adopted. The system is tested at both steady state, transient condition and its performance is then estimated and compared in terms of various parameters like total harmonic distortion (THD), input power factor and output voltage ripple for PI and FLC.


PI FLC SEPIC Cuk converter Average current control Power factor correction circuits 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alok Kumar Mishra
    • 1
  • Akshaya Kumar Patra
    • 1
  • Ramachandra Agrawal
    • 1
  • Lalit Mohan Satapathy
    • 1
  • Shekharesh Barik
    • 2
  • Samarjeet Satapathy
    • 1
  • Jnana Ranjan Swain
    • 1
  1. 1.EEE DepartmentITER, S‘O’A (Deemed to be University)BhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.CSE DepartmentDRIEMS (Autonomous)CuttackIndia

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