A single-phase bidirectional AC/DC converter for V2G applications

Peng, Tao, Yang, Peng, Dan, Hanbing, Wang, Hui, Han, Hua, Yang, Jian, Wang, Hao, Dong, Hui and Wheeler, Patrick (2017) A single-phase bidirectional AC/DC converter for V2G applications. Energies, 10 (7). 881/1-881/15. ISSN 1996-1073

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This paper presents a single-phase bidirectional current-source AC/DC converter for vehicle to grid (V2G) applications. The presented converter consists of a line frequency commutated unfolding bridge and an interleaved buck-boost stage. The low semiconductor losses of the line frequency commutated unfolding bridge contribute to the comparatively good efficiency of this converter. The buck and boost operating modes of the interleaved buck-boost stage provide operation over a wide battery voltage range. The interleaved structure of the interleaved buck-boost stage results in lower battery current ripple. In addition, sinusoidal input current, bidirectional power flow and reactive power compensation capability are also guaranteed. This paper presents the topology and operating principles of the presented converter. The feasibility of the converter is validated using MATLAB simulations, as well as experimental results.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/870692
Keywords: Bidirectional AC/DC converter; Reactive power compensation capability; Semiconductor losses; Single-phase; V2G; Wide battery voltage range
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/en10070881
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 08:12
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:53
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46539

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