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ANTONINO OSCAR DI TOMMASO

Investigation of inductive coupling solutions for E-bike wireless charging

  • Autori: Pellitteri, F.; DI TOMMASO, A.; Miceli, R.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2015
  • Tipologia: Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/173520

Abstract

Wireless charging of electric vehicle batteries is a major topic for academic and industrial research. The wireless charging is based on the inductive coupling between a primary coil, connected to the grid, and a secondary coil, connected to the vehicle battery. Wireless battery charging provides benefits in terms of comfort for the drivers, who should just park to start the charging operation, without needing to plug in the vehicle. Wireless charging is particularly convenient for E-bike users. For the bicycle charging, the inductive coupling should be implemented through a compact and light-weight solution. In this paper, different options of inductively coupled coils for E- bike charging are investigated in order to accurately evaluate the potential benefits in terms of efficiency and tolerance to misalignments.