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Energies 2015, 8(11), 13096-13111; doi:10.3390/en81112359

Implementation of Single Phase Soft Switched PFC Converter for Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Syed Ammal Engineering College, Ramanathapuram 623502, India
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Academic Editor: K. T. Chau
Received: 22 September 2015 / Revised: 31 October 2015 / Accepted: 10 November 2015 / Published: 18 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Collection Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Collection)
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This paper presents a new soft switching boost converter with a passive snubber cell without additional active switches for battery charging systems. The proposed snubber finds its application in the front-end ac-dc converter of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) battery chargers. The proposed auxiliary snubber circuit consists of an inductor, two capacitors and two diodes. The new converter has the advantages of continuous input current, low switching stresses, high voltage gain without extreme duty cycle, minimized charger size and charging time and fewer amounts of cost and electricity drawn from the utility at higher switching frequencies. The switch is made to turn ON by Zero Current Switching (ZCS) and turn OFF by Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS). The detailed steady state analysis of the novel ac-dc Zero Current- Zero Voltage Switching (ZC-ZVS) boost Power Factor Correction (PFC) converter is presented with its operating principle. The experimental prototype of 20 kHz, 100 W converter verifies the theoretical analysis. The power factor of the prototype circuit reaches near unity with an efficiency of 97%, at nominal output power for a ±10% variation in the input voltage and ±20% variation in the snubber component values. View Full-Text
Keywords: boost converter; electric vehicles; soft switching; PFC; ZCS; ZVS boost converter; electric vehicles; soft switching; PFC; ZCS; ZVS
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Sekar, A.; Raghavan, D. Implementation of Single Phase Soft Switched PFC Converter for Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Energies 2015, 8, 13096-13111.

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