Applications Engineer Jason Tao discusses PFC basics, topology comparisons and design considerations to achieve a cost-optimized and efficient PFC design.
We are all well aware that the demand for Electric Vehicles (EV) is increasing rapidly. This four part training session begins with a description of a typical EV system in part 1. Part 2 is a brief description of how both Lead Acid and Lithium Ion batteries are charged. Part 3 concentrates on the Phase Shifted Full Bridge topology, including the reasons why it is used and a detailed description of how it operates. Finally part 4 shows how a high power battery charger can be designed using the UCC28951-Q1 and other automotive grade parts from Texas instruments.