This paper is published in Volume-4, Issue-3, 2018
Area
Power Electronics
Author
Sajilamol S
Co-authors
Elizabeth Paul, Mohitha Thomas
Org/Univ
Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam, Kerala, India
Pub. Date
28 May, 2018
Paper ID
V4I3-1626
Publisher
Keywords
Electric vehicle (EV), Power factor correction (PFC), Total harmonic distortion (THD).

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Sajilamol S, Elizabeth Paul, Mohitha Thomas. Fuzzy controller based boost PFC converter for EV application, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Sajilamol S, Elizabeth Paul, Mohitha Thomas (2018). Fuzzy controller based boost PFC converter for EV application. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 4(3) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Sajilamol S, Elizabeth Paul, Mohitha Thomas. "Fuzzy controller based boost PFC converter for EV application." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 4.3 (2018). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

The scarcity of fossil fuel and the increased pollution leads to the use of Electric Vehicles (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) instead of conventional Internal Combustion (IC) engine vehicles. In EVs and HEVs, a battery is used as the main power source, so that battery charger is treated as the core technology. Battery charger based on a unidirectional non-isolated boost power factor correction (PFC) converter for electric vehicles (EV) is introduced here. This non-isolated high gain boost PFC converter automatically balances the output voltages for an unbalanced load without the need for any additional control strategy or auxiliary circuit. For EV charging application one of the important factors is that the battery chargers should consume sinusoidal current with controlled power factor for contributing to the power quality in the future Smart Grids and high voltage gain for charging the battery. This converter can improve the power quality and can control the output voltage according to the demand of the battery. Due to these advantages, it can be used for electric vehicle charging application. Fuzzy control has been used for switching pulse generation in the converter. The topology has been simulated in MATLAB2014a and the various waveforms were analyzed. The control circuit was implemented using dsPIC30F2010. An experimental prototype of the converter was set up and the results were verified.
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