Electric vehicle charging station using a neutral point clamped converter with bipolar DC bus and voltage balancing circuit

Sebastian Rivera, Bin Wu, Jiacheng Wang, Hussain Athab, Samir Kouro

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Abstract

The automotive industry is making important changes towards the electrified transportation. Several Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid EVs are currently on the market offering a clean and environment friendly alternative to conventional vehicles. However, limited mileage capacity and long refueling times have lead to a lukewarm reception from the consumers. In order to reduce the charging time fast charging architectures are being developed, usually as off-board solutions located in public installations. This paper presents a centralized charging station architecture, using a bipolar dc grid to power off-board chargers and integrate of DGs and storage systems. The central converter topology is an NPC and a novel balancing technique is implemented to extend the operating range of the power converter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Pages6219-6226
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 Nov 201314 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Conference

Conference39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period10/11/1314/11/13

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