Technical Lecture Session
Transportation Power Electronics II
Wireless, on-board, charger, PEV/EV, ac/ac
In this paper, a novel ac to ac wireless power transfer (WPT) system is introduced for electric vehicle (EV) charging applications to reduce cost and design complexity. The presented wireless power transfer concept achieves unity power factor (UPF) on the grid-side by using a hybrid frequency ac / ac converter without an additional converter stage and closed loop control compared to the conventional systems. Due to inherent merit of the proposed ac / ac converter, ac input with 60 Hz grid frequency can be directly transferred to the load by superimposing with high frequency switching signal through the wireless coils. To validate the theoretical analysis of the proposed WPT system, the experimental results of the proposed converter are provided for 650 W output power by using 6 inches air gap between the couplers with the input of 110 VRMS ac source. The system overall efficiency is measured 89 % achieving 0.99 power factor (PF) and 1.5 % current total harmonic distortion (THD).