A 200-kHz push-pull application circuit with a full-wave rectifier is shown in Figure 11. The output, VO, provides
5 V at 50 W maximum and is electrically isolated from the input. Because the UCC3808A is a peak-current-mode controller the 2N2907 emitter following amplifier (buffers the CT waveform) provides slope compensation which is necessary for duty ratios greater than 50%. Capacitor decoupling is very important with a single ground IC controller, and a 1 μF is suggested as close to the IC as possible. The controller supply is a series RC for start-up, paralleled with a bias winding on the output inductor used in steady-state operation.
Isolation is provided by an optocoupler with regulation done on the secondary side using the TL431 adjustable precision shunt regulator. Small signal compensation with tight voltage regulation is achieved using this part on the secondary side. Many choices exist for the output inductor depending on cost, volume, and mechanical strength. Several design options are iron powder, molypermalloy (MPP), or a ferrite core with an air gap as shown here. The main power transformer has a Magnetics Inc. ER28 size core made of P material for efficient operation at this frequency and temperature. The input voltage may range from 36 Vdc to 72 Vdc.