Wireless Battery Chargers Operating at Multiple Switching Frequencies with Improved Performance
Energies 2023
Deniss Stepins, Aleksandrs Sokolovs, Jānis Zaķis, Ouseph Charles

The operation of wireless battery chargers at multiple switching frequencies may lead to a noticeable suppression of conducted and radiated electromagnetic interference (EMI) at the cost of decreased efficiency (mainly at lower load resistances) and increased peak and root mean square values of currents of power components of the wireless battery charger. Moreover, the reduction in conducted EMI is only moderate (<8.3 dB). Therefore, a novel approach based on modified resonant circuits and a modified control technique to obtain better reduction in the conducted and radiated EMI without significantly compromising other performance characteristics of the wireless battery charger is proposed and validated by using simulations and experiments. It is shown in this paper that the wireless charger operating at multiple switching frequencies with the proposed approach for the performance improvement has a more effective implementation of the four-switching frequency spread-spectrum technique with better conducted and radiated EMI reduction at all load resistances, lower values of peak and RMS currents at all load resistances, and higher efficiency in constant current mode and in the beginning of constant voltage mode (at lower values of the load resistances) than that of the conventional wireless charger operating at multiple switching frequencies.

wireless battery charger; inductive-resonant; spread spectrum; electromagnetic interference; efficiency

Stepins, D., Sokolovs, A., Zaķis, J., Charles, O. Wireless Battery Chargers Operating at Multiple Switching Frequencies with Improved Performance. Energies, 2023, Vol. 16, No. 9, Article number 3734. e-ISSN 1996-1073. Available from: doi:10.3390/en16093734

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English (en)
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