Zero current switching switched-capacitors balancing circuit for energy storage cell equalization and its associated hybrid circuit with classical buck-boost

Xiaolin Wang, Ka Wai Eric Cheng, Yat Chi Fong

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Abstract

To overcome the problem of switching loss during the balancing process, a novel cell balancing circuit is proposed with the integration of a zero current switching technique. Moreover, the balancing circuit proposed can change between a classical buck-boost pattern and a resonant switched-capacitor pattern with flexible control to cater to the balancing requirements under different driving scenarios. The results of the simulation of field experiments demonstrate successful balancing, various balancing speed, and low energy loss. The proposed balancing circuit proves to be effective for a wide range of application and is the first attempt to integrate a dual balancing function in a single balancing circuit for cells.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2726
JournalEnergies
Volume12
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Cell equalization
  • Hybrid circuit
  • Zero current switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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