I have made a half bridge inverter, in the lab and on simulation software. I have used the gate drive IR2110a and am supplying it with a square wave pulse and it is then applying the gate voltage to the high and low side MOSFETs (ho and lo on the diagram).
I have found that using a purely inductive load of 100uH causes the circuit to not work as expected, as the Vs (which should be a square wave) massively droops and therefore the Vho is too small to turn on the high side MOSFET for the normal time expected. Shown below:
Increasing the value of the inductance reduces this droop but there are still sloping tops on the Vs waveforms. The current in the inductor, I(L1), also becomes the expected triangular wave rather than the more curved wave found above.
Can anyone explain in terms of what is happening in the circuit why the droop happens? and also why the current in the inductor looks as it does in the first set of graphs?