A battery powered 80 kVA capacitor charger

Shad Holt, Eric Cordero, John Mankowski, James Dickens, Andreas Neuber, Michael Scott, Steve Calico

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Abstract

The design of a battery powered, rapid capacitor charger is discussed. The charger design is capable of an average output power of 80 kVA, for a burst time of roughly 5 seconds. Cool down time is required between bursts. A Lithium Ion Polymer (LiPo) battery pack with a nominal voltage of 355 V and fully charged open circuit DC voltage of 385 V will be used to power the rapid capacitor charger. The general topology of the charger is as follows. An IGBT H-bridge inverter uses pulse width modulation to create an AC waveform that is stepped up to a maximum of 58kV by a 1:170 ratio transformer. This high voltage output of the transformer is rectified and used to charge the capacitor bank.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2014
EditorsAllen L. Garner
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages76-78
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781467373234
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015
EventIEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2014 - Santa Fe, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2014Jun 5 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2014

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Fe
Period06/1/1406/5/14

Keywords

  • Battery Management System
  • Capacitor Charger
  • Inverter
  • Lithium-Ion Polymer Batteries
  • Power Electronics

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    Holt, S., Cordero, E., Mankowski, J., Dickens, J., Neuber, A., Scott, M., & Calico, S. (2015). A battery powered 80 kVA capacitor charger. In A. L. Garner (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2014 (pp. 76-78). [7287211] (Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPMHVC.2014.7287211