Purpose- The purpose of this paper is to analyse and simulate the control techniques that can be used to control the on-board conductive battery chargers for electric vehicles applications. This paper also provides a comparative study between these control techniques.
Design/methodology/approach- Battery chargers would play an important role in the development of new battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The control techniques of these on-board conductive battery chargers (OCBCs) can significantly influence the BEV performance during the charging mode from the ac grid. In addition, the proper selection of control systems of the on-board conductive battery chargers has a great impact on the power quality of the AC grid during the charging period. Therefore, this paper presents the analysis of different control techniques that are commonly used to control the battery chargers. In addition, a comparative study of different control methods of the OCBCs for BEVs is provided.
Findings- The results have demonstrated that it is possible to significantly improve the efficiency, power factor (PF) and total harmonic distortion (THD) by using proportional-integral control (PIC) and proportional-resonant control (PRC). The digital control can be used to validate the selected control technique.
Originality/Value- The main objective of this paper is to analyze the different control methods that can be used to control the OCBCs during charging mode from the ac grid. In addition, this paper presents a comparative analysis between these control methods. In this paper, a digital control based on TMS320F2808 DSP is used to implement the proper control method for OCBCs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-172
JournalCOMPEL-The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Volume34
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

    Research areas

  • Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), Powertrain Modeling, Conductive Battery Charger, Control techniques

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