The University of Auckland

Project #3: A Compact Charger with PFC for FSAE Electric Car

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Description:

UoA FSAE team requires a charger suitable to recharge their electric cars. The input to the charger is typically derived from single/three phase utility grid and is required to charge a 550 V 15 Ah battery pack within 3 hours. The charger should incorporate power factor correction (PFC) and electrical isolation between input and output for safety. It should also have control subsystem to manage the charging of the battery with failsafe mechanisms to avoid unsafe operating conditions.  
The initial system specifications are,
- Supply voltage - 230 Vac single or three-phase derived from utility or a generator
- Power rating - 3.7 kW
- Average efficiency of 92%
- Digital closed loop control with supervisory failsafe controllers
- Power factor correction (PFC)

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Prerequisites

Both students must take ELECTENG 734 and ELECTENG 735.
Students must consult the supervisor before bidding on the project.

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