Three-port bi-directional converter for electric vehicles: focus on high-frequency coaxial transformer

G. Waltrich, J.L. Duarte, M.A.M. Hendrix, J.J.H. Paulides

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

156 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

A bi-directional multi-port converter can accommodate various energy storages and sources. Therefore, a multiport converter will be a good candidate for application as a future universal converter for (hybrid) electrical vehicles or local distribution systems. The main design challenge of the multiport converter analyzed in this paper is the design of its three-phase symmetrical transformer. In this converter symmetry of the leakage inductances is essential to ensure balanced three-phase currents (transferred power). These currents are interconnected by three-phase bridges which are linked together by a three-phase, three-port, transformer. To realize the equality of the leakage inductances a specific transformer design is necessary. Since conventionally wound three-phase transformer core shapes suitable for high-frequency are expensive and difficult to build, a coaxial wound transformer will be designed in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th EVER Conference, 25-28 March 2010, Monaco
PublisherEVER
Pages1-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Three-port bi-directional converter for electric vehicles: focus on high-frequency coaxial transformer'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this