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Energies 2015, 8(2), 1373-1389; doi:10.3390/en8021373

A Reflex Charger with ZVS and Non-Dissipative Cells for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion

Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung 41170, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Enrico Sciubba
Received: 30 October 2014 / Revised: 9 December 2014 / Accepted: 22 January 2015 / Published: 11 February 2015

Abstract

In this paper, a reflex charger with zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) and non-dissipative cells for photovoltaic (PV) energy conversion is presented. The proposed reflex charger has the following advantages: (1) A ZVS cell is incorporated to reduce the switching losses of the main and auxiliary switches. Therefore, the conversion efficiency of the proposed reflex charger can be improved significantly; (2) A non-dissipative charging/discharging reflex cell is used to increase charging efficiency and extend lifecycle of battery. Finally, a prototype reflex charger with ZVS and non-dissipative cells is built and implemented. Experimental results are presented to verify the performance and the feasibility of the proposed reflex charger for PV energy conversion. View Full-Text
Keywords: zero-voltage-switching; non-dissipative; photovoltaic zero-voltage-switching; non-dissipative; photovoltaic
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Tsai, C.-T.; Kuo, Y.-C.; Kuo, Y.-P.; Hsieh, C.-T. A Reflex Charger with ZVS and Non-Dissipative Cells for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion. Energies 2015, 8, 1373-1389.

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