Wide Design Range of Constant Output Current Using Double-Sided LC Compensation Circuits for Inductive Power Transfer Applications

Xiaohui Qu, Haijun Chu, Zhicong Huang, Siu Chung Wong, Chi Kong Tse, Chris Mi, Xi Chen

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Inductive-power-transfer (IPT) converters should desirably achieve nearly zero reactive circulating power, soft switching of power devices and load-independent constant output voltage or current with optimized transfer efficiency and lowest component ratings. However, the load-independent output characteristic is dependent on IPT transformer parameters and their compensation. The space-constrained IPT transformer restricts the design of the low-order resonant circuit compensated IPT converter, making the IPT converter hard to optimize. This paper will analyze conditions under which any extra design freedom can be allowed for a double-sided LC compensation circuit in order to achieve load-independent output and zero reactive power input. A detailed analysis is given for the double-sided LC compensation achieving zero reactive power input and constant current output, without being constrained by the transformer parameters. Design conditions of the compensation circuit parameters for achieving these two properties are derived. A complementary LC-CC compensated IPT converter is further proposed to extend the output current amplitude limitation of the double-sided LC compensated IPT converter. Finally, prototypes of the IPT converters are constructed to verify the design flexibility of the proposed double-sided LC compensation circuit for achieving the multiple objectives.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 22 May 2018


  • Couplings
  • design flexibility
  • double-sided LC compensation
  • Frequency conversion
  • Impedance
  • Inductive power transfer
  • power converter
  • Reactive power
  • RLC circuits
  • Soft switching
  • Topology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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