An on-board electric vehicle battery charger capable of accepting AC or DC inputs in the range of 12 to 260 volts is described. The charger provides near-unity power factor and high efficiency for routine charging from AC sources, but can also be used to tap other sources of power in the event of an emergency.
N. R. Cox, "A Universal Power Converter for Emergency Charging of Electric Vehicle Batteries," Proceedings of the 10th Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, 1995. APEC '95, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 1995.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/APEC.1995.469057
10th Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, 1995. APEC '95
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
12 to 260 V; AC Inputs; AC Sources; DC Inputs; Battery Chargers; Electric Vehicle Batteries; Electric Vehicles; Emergency Battery Charging; High Efficiency; Near-Unity Power Factor; Power Convertors; Power Factor Correction; Secondary Cells; Universal Power Converter
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