An Integrated Charger for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Based on a Special Interior Permanent Magnet Motor
Paper in proceedings, 2010
For a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the battery needs to be charged from the grid while the vehicle is parked. The traction system components are normally not engaged during the charging time so there is a possibility to use them in the charger system to develop an integrated charger. An innovative high power isolated three-phase bi-directional integrated charger with unit power factor operation is introduced for PHEVs based on a special configuration of the ac motor. The winding of the machine is re-arranged in charging mode to have a three-phase boost based high power battery charger. The system configuration, the device model (machine with multiple windings), traction and charging system functionality and charger control are presented in this paper.