A novel modeling technique based on phasor transformation that provides a unified model of series resonant converters (SRCs) is proposed. The approach gives explicit and simple equations that provide fruitful physical insight. When the switching frequency deviates from the resonant frequency, a first-order SRC model is obtained, and in the case of resonance a second-order model is obtained. It is shown that the frequency band of the second-order model is very narrow in practice. The time constant, small-signal gains, and system order are highly dependent on the switching frequency, load resistor, and output capacitor.