A Universal Power Converter for Emergency Charging of Electric Vehicle Batteries

Norman R. Cox, Missouri University of Science and Technology

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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.