A Control Scheme for a DC Extreme Fast Charger with RMS Current Minimization

Jean-Pierre G., Beheshtaein S., ALTIN N., Nasiri A.

12th IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, PEDG 2021, Virtual, Online, 28 June - 01 July 2021 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/pedg51384.2021.9494232
  • City: Virtual, Online
  • Keywords: Lyapunov Function, current control, ISOP, triple phase-shift, dual active bridge, current minimization, Lagrange Multiplier, CONVERTER
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 IEEE.In this study, a power converter topology and control schemes for the power converter stages are proposed for a DC extreme fast charger. The proposed system is composed of a cascaded H-bridge (CHB) converter as the active front end (AFE), and an input series output parallel (ISOP), which includes three parallel connected dual active bridge (DAB) cells. A modified Lyapunov Function (LF) based control strategy is applied to obtain high current control response for the AFE. An additional controller to remove the voltage unbalances among the H-bridges is also presented. Additionally, the triple phase-shift (TPS) control method is applied for the ISOP DAB converter. A Lagrange Multiplier (LM) based optimization study is performed to minimize the RMS current of the transformer. The performance of the proposed converter topology and control strategies is validated with MATLAB/Simulink simulations.