PMBLDC motor drive with power factor correction controller

G.J. George, Rakesh Ramachandran, N. Arun

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review


This paper presents a boost converter configuration, control scheme and design of single phase power factor controller for permanent magnet brushless DC motor (PMBLDCM) drive. PMBLDC motors are the latest choice of researchers, due to the high efficiency, silent operation, compact size, high reliability, and low maintenance requirements. The proposed Power Factor Controller topology improves power quality by improving performance of PMBLDCM drive, such as reduction of AC main current harmonics, near unity power factor. PFC converter forces the drive to draw sinusoidal supply current in phase with supply voltage. It uses a boost converter to obtain unity power factor with improved performance. The system includes a speed controller for PMBLDC drive and a voltage controller for boost converter.. The voltage or speed controllers can be realized using proportional integral (PI) controller. Simulations are done using MATLAB/ SIMULINK software.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Electrical Technologies, ICCEET 2012
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)9781467302111
Publication statusPublished - 2012


Dive into the research topics of 'PMBLDC motor drive with power factor correction controller'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this