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Offline Buck

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The buck converter, also called a step-down converter, is the switching regulator topology most commonly used.

With an offline buck converter, a DC voltage is converted to a smaller voltage. "Offline” in this context means, that the converter is not operated directly on mains voltage, but behind a rectifier.

During the conduction-stage the power inductor is exposed to the voltage difference between input and output of the regulator. Therefore a special high voltage inductor is required here. From an EMC point of view, the input line and the circuit node between the diode, switching controller and power inductor, the so-called "hot node", are particularly critical.


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