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Performance Characteristics of a Modularized and Integrated PTC Heating System for an Electric Vehicle

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Green Car Power System R&D Division, Korea Automotive Technology Institute, 74 Yongjung-Ri, Pungse-Myun, Dongnam-Gu, Chonan-Si, Chungnam 330-912, Korea
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Donga High Tech Company, Dongtangiheung-Road, Dongtan-Myeon, Hwaseong-Si, Gyunggi-Do 445-813, Korea
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Yeungnam University, 280 Daehak-Ro, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk 712-749, Korea
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Energies 2016, 9(1), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/en9010018
Received: 2 November 2015 / Revised: 10 December 2015 / Accepted: 23 December 2015 / Published: 28 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Heating and Cooling Techniques)
A modularized positive temperature coefficient heating system has controller-integrated heater modules. Such a heating system that uses a high-voltage power of 330 V was developed in the present study for use in electric vehicles. Four heater modules and one controller with an input power of 5.6 kW were integrated in the modularized system, which was designed for improved heating power density and light weight compared to the conventional heating system, in which the controller is separated. We experimentally investigated the performance characteristics, namely, the heating capacity, energy efficiency, and pressure drop, of a prototype of the developed heating system and found it to have satisfactory performance. The findings of this study will contribute to the development of heating systems for electric vehicles. View Full-Text
Keywords: PTC heating system; performance characteristics; heating power density; weight reduction; high voltage PTC heating system; performance characteristics; heating power density; weight reduction; high voltage
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Shin, Y.H.; Sim, S.; Kim, S.C. Performance Characteristics of a Modularized and Integrated PTC Heating System for an Electric Vehicle. Energies 2016, 9, 18. https://doi.org/10.3390/en9010018

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Shin YH, Sim S, Kim SC. Performance Characteristics of a Modularized and Integrated PTC Heating System for an Electric Vehicle. Energies. 2016; 9(1):18. https://doi.org/10.3390/en9010018

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Shin, Yoon H.; Sim, Seungkyu; Kim, Sung C. 2016. "Performance Characteristics of a Modularized and Integrated PTC Heating System for an Electric Vehicle" Energies 9, no. 1: 18. https://doi.org/10.3390/en9010018

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