Isolated Buck Converter - DC Source sink

Isolated Buck Converter - DC Source sink

DC source sink for electromobility requirements

The aim of the project was to develop and manufacture a bidirectional high-performance converter which, among other things, meets the requirements for charging and discharging vehicle batteries. Galvanic isolation was a basic requirement and was solved with an efficient resonant converter. The efficiency is between 92 and 95%, depending on the operating point. In order to meet the growing needs of increasingly powerful charging technologies, the converter, which can be operated in 2-quadrant mode, can be cascaded as often as required, allowing any desired output power to be achieved. For the current DC source sink, an output power of 500kW has been realized. For different test scenarios, the two buck converter bridges can be flexibly switched internally. A series connection allows an output voltage up to max. 1000V with max. 160A. The parallel connection realizes a maximum current of 320A at max. 500V. With the current control time, jumps from 10% to 90% can be executed within one millisecond. The integration of the control unit is realized with CAN-BUS and EtherCAT. Thus, the manipulated variable can be transmitted to the microprocessor-controlled buck converter bridge from outside.

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