A High-Efficient Low-Cost Converter for Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer Systems
AbstractGrowth of the Internet of Things (IoT) spurs need for new ways of delivering power. Wireless power transfer (WPT) has come into the spotlight from both academia and industry as a promising way to power the IoT devices. As one of the well-known WPT techniques, the capacitive power transfer (CPT) has the merit of low electromagnetic radiation and amenability of combined power and data transfer over a capacitive interface. However, applying the CPT to the IoT devices is still challenging in reality. One of the major issues is due to the small capacitance of the capacitive interface, which results in low efficiency of the power transfer. To tackle this problem, we present a new step-up single-switch quasi-resonant (SSQR) converter for the CPT system. To enhance the CPT efficiency, the proposed converter is designed to operate at low frequency and drive small current into the capacitive interfaces. In addition, by eliminating resistor-capacitor-diode (RCD) snubber in the converter, we reduce the implementation cost of the CPT system. Based on intensive experimental work with a CPT system prototype that supports maximum 50 W (100 V/0.5 A) power transfer, we demonstrate the functional correctness of the converter that achieves up to 93% efficiency. View Full-Text
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Lee, I.-O.; Kim, J.; Lee, W. A High-Efficient Low-Cost Converter for Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer Systems. Energies 2017, 10, 1437.
Lee I-O, Kim J, Lee W. A High-Efficient Low-Cost Converter for Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer Systems. Energies. 2017; 10(9):1437.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lee, Il-Oun; Kim, Joongheon; Lee, Woojoo. 2017. "A High-Efficient Low-Cost Converter for Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer Systems." Energies 10, no. 9: 1437.
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