In this paper, a phase-shifted dual H-bridge converter, which can solve the drawbacks of existing phase-shifted full-bridge converters such as narrow zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) range, large circulating current, large duty-cycle loss, and serious secondary-voltage overshoot and oscillation, is analyzed and evaluated. The proposed topology is composed of two symmetric half-bridge inverters that are placed in parallel on the primary side and are driven in a phase-shifting manner to regulate the output voltage. At the rectifier stage, a center-tap-type rectifier with two additional low-current-rated diodes is employed. This structure allows the proposed converter to have the advantages of a wide ZVS range, no problems related to duty-cycle loss, no circulating current, and the reduction of secondary-voltage oscillation and overshoot. Moreover, the output filter's size becomes smaller compared to the conventional phase-shift full-bridge converters. This paper describes the operation principle of the proposed converter and the analysis and design consideration in depth. A 1-kW 320-385-V input 50-V output laboratory prototype operating at a 100-kHz switching frequency is designed, built, and tested to verify the effectiveness of the presented converter.