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Charge control of second life EV batteries on the DC link of a back-to-back converter

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Myriam Neaimeh, Dr Neal WadeORCiD, Dr Simon Blake, Professor Phil Taylor



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© 2017 The Institution of Engineering and Technology. All rights reserved. Rural electricity customers are often subject to weak single-phase network connections. In this circumstance, powering three-phase equipment is not straightforward. This study addresses this problem through the development of a single- to three-phase power conversion system which is supplemented by the addition of energy storage on the DC bus of the converter. The storage is provided by a pair of second life electric vehicle (EV) batteries and charging is controlled by adjusting the DC bus voltage. The approach to, and challenges encountered in, developing this system are presented.

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Author(s): Neaimeh M, Wade N, Blake S, Taylor P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 24th International Conference & Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED)

Year of Conference: 2017

Pages: 1625-1628

Online publication date: 01/10/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Date deposited: 08/06/2018

ISSN: 2515-0855

Publisher: IET


DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.0550

Series Title: CIRED - Open Access Proceedings Journal