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Energies 2017, 10(7), 881; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10070881

A Single-Phase Bidirectional AC/DC Converter for V2G Applications

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School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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Received: 18 May 2017 / Revised: 23 June 2017 / Accepted: 26 June 2017 / Published: 30 June 2017
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: bidirectional AC/DC converter; reactive power compensation capability; semiconductor losses; single-phase; V2G; wide battery voltage range bidirectional AC/DC converter; reactive power compensation capability; semiconductor losses; single-phase; V2G; wide battery voltage range
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Peng, T.; Yang, P.; Dan, H.; Wang, H.; Han, H.; Yang, J.; Wang, H.; Dong, H.; Wheeler, P. A Single-Phase Bidirectional AC/DC Converter for V2G Applications. Energies 2017, 10, 881.

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