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Title: All-SiC Inductively Coupled Charger with Integrated Plug-in and Boost Functionalities for PEV Applications

So far, vehicular power electronics integration is limited to the integration of on-board battery chargers (OBC) into the traction drive system and sometimes to the accessory dc/dc converters in plug-in electric vehicles (PEV). These integration approaches do not provide isolation from the grid although it is an important feature that is required for user interface systems that have grid connections. This is therefore a major limitation that needs to be addressed along with the integrated functionality. Furthermore, there is no previous study that proposes the integration of wireless charger with the other on-board components. This study features a unique way of combining the wired and wireless charging functionalities with vehicle side boost converter integration and maintaining the isolation to provide the best solution to the plug-in electric vehicle users. The new topology is additionally compared with commercially available OBC systems from manufacturers.
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Conference: IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Long Beach, CA, USA, 20160320, 20160324
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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). National Transportation Research Center (NTRC); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Facility
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Work for Others (WFO)
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United States
wireless power transfer; on-board charger; integrated charger; wireless charging; boost converter; plug-in electric vehicle charger