A High Efficiency Non-Isolated Three-Phase Unfolding Based Electric Vehicle Powertrain
Three-phase unfolding based converters offer a radically different approach to two-stage dc to three-phase ac conversion, with potential benefits for electric vehicle (EV) powertrains. However, research on non-isolated three-phase un- folding particularly for EV powertrains is currently lacking. This paper presents a novel non-isolated bidirectional buck-boost three-phase unfolding system for EV powertrains. The proposed converter incorporates a non-inverting buck-boost converter and a voltage balancer circuit in the dc-dc stage. Unlike existing unfolding systems in the literature that require two dc-dc converters capable of handling full system power, the balancer in the proposed system only handles a fraction of the total power, resulting in reduced size and improved efficiency of the converter. The paper provides detailed design guidelines and presents a straightforward control strategy for the proposed converter. To evaluate its performance, a 5 kW prototype is constructed and tested with an induction motor. The experimental results demonstrate peak efficiencies exceeding 98%.
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