Electric Vehicle On-Board Charging Systems
Oct 24,2022 | TCcharger
The Importance of Isolation in On-Board
On-board charging systems take the AC input source, convert it to high voltage DC through the rectifier and provide Power Factor Correction (PFC). The resulting DC signal is chopped into a switched square wave, driving a transformer to create the required output DC voltage. The chopping of the input signal is accomplished using isolated gate drivers, such as Si8239x, Si823x, Si823Hx, and Si827x.
The output voltage is filtered to the final DC voltage using sync FETs under the control of additional isolated gate drivers. The output voltage can be monitored to provide closed-loop feedback to the system controller using isolated analog sensors, for example: Si892x
The entire system can be monitored and controlled via an Isolated CAN bus. The CAN is isolated with digital isolators and digital isolators with integrated DC/DC power converters, including Si86xx and Si88xx.