Definitions for "Flyback Converter"
Power supply switching circuit that normally uses a single transistor. During the first half of the switching period, the transistor is on and energy is stored in a transformer primary. During the second half period, this energy is transferred to the transformer secondary and the load.
When you have a power supply that uses a single transistor as well as a flyback diode, this is referred to as a flyback converter. read more...
The flyback converter is the simplest type of switcher. In most cases, it uses one switch and only needs one magnetic element - the transformer. Flybacks are limited to outputs of generally lower than 200 Watts.