Implementation of Four-Phase Interleaved Balance Charger for Series-Connected Batteries with Power Factor Correction

Y. L. Juan, Y. T. Lee, Y. L. Lee, L. L. Chen, M. L. Huang

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A four-phase interleaved balance charger for series-connected batteries with power factor correction is proposed in this dissertation. In the two phases of two buckboost converters, the rectified ac power is firstly converted to a dc link capacitor. In the other two phases of two flyback converters, the rectified ac power is directly converted to charge the corresponding batteries. Additionally, the energy on the leakage inductance of flyback converter is bypassed to the dc link capacitor. Then, a dual-output balance charging circuit is connected to the dc link to deliver the dc link power to charge two batteries in the series-connected batteries module. The constant-current/constant-voltage charging strategy is adopted. Finally, a prototype of the proposed charger with rated power 500 W is constructed. From the experimental results, the performance and validity of the proposed topology are verified. Compared to the conventional topology with passive RCD snubber, the efficiency of the proposed topology is improved about 3% and the voltage spike on the active switch is also reduced. The efficiency of the proposed charger is at least 83.6 % within the CC/CV charging progress.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012100
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 28
Event2017 3rd International Conference on Energy, Environment and Materials Science, EEMS 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2017 Jul 282017 Jul 30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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