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Review of Battery Charger Topologies, Charging Power Levels, and Infrastructure for Plug-In Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

01 Jan 2013-IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (IEEE)-Vol. 28, Iss: 5, pp 2151-2169

Abstract: This paper reviews the current status and implementation of battery chargers, charging power levels, and infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids. Charger systems are categorized into off-board and on-board types with unidirectional or bidirectional power flow. Unidirectional charging limits hardware requirements and simplifies interconnection issues. Bidirectional charging supports battery energy injection back to the grid. Typical on-board chargers restrict power because of weight, space, and cost constraints. They can be integrated with the electric drive to avoid these problems. The availability of charging infrastructure reduces on-board energy storage requirements and costs. On-board charger systems can be conductive or inductive. An off-board charger can be designed for high charging rates and is less constrained by size and weight. Level 1 (convenience), Level 2 (primary), and Level 3 (fast) power levels are discussed. Future aspects such as roadbed charging are presented. Various power level chargers and infrastructure configurations are presented, compared, and evaluated based on amount of power, charging time and location, cost, equipment, and other factors.
Topics: Trickle charging (69%), Battery charger (67%), Battery (electricity) (52%), Energy storage (51%)
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Francis Mwasilu1, Jackson John Justo1, Eun-Kyung Kim1, Ton Duc Do1  +1 moreInstitutions (1)
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"Review of Battery Charger Topologie..." refers background or methods in this paper

  • ...Various topologies and schemes have been reported for both single-phase and three-phase chargers [15], [48]....


  • ...Today, these converters are implemented in a single stage to limit cost, weight, volume, and losses [15]....


  • ...Three-level diode-clamped bidirectional charger circuit, as in [15]...


  • ...tional charging is a logical first step because it limits hardware requirements, simplifies interconnection issues, and tends to reduce battery degradation [15], [16]....


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