5kW - 100 kHz resonant converter prototype for a 40kW energy system unit on tramways

F. M. Ibañez, F. Arizti, J. Vadillo, M. Martinez-Iturralde, J. M. Echeverria

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Abstract

This project has been oriented to the development of an energy system unit for powering tramways during shorts periods of time. The aim of this work is to present the results obtained for a high frequency DC-DC converter which is included in the energy unit. The energy unit will consist on two type of energy storage devices: a battery stack and a supercapacitor stack. A comparison of the simulated model of the DC-DC converter and the real measurement on both topologies, resonant switching and hard switching, has been done. The system works at high frequencies to reduce the weight. In addition, the efficiency should be optimized to reduce the heat sink area and the volume of the whole system. In this case, a 5kW - 100 kHz bidirectional DC-DC converter was developed and the results of the first stage are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway and Ship Propulsion, ESARS 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway and Ship Propulsion, ESARS 2010 - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 19 Oct 201021 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway and Ship Propulsion, ESARS 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway and Ship Propulsion, ESARS 2010
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityBologna
Period19/10/1021/10/10

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