ATESS EVA intelligent power distribution solution

2020.09.11

In the previous ATESS white paper, we have introduced the automatic power distribution function of the ATESS EV charger. There are usually household or office appliance in the installation site, and the installation is limited by the total power distribution capacity. Then what can we do to ensure normal use of the load and with the premise of not exceeding the total power? The key is that the EV charger needs to have dynamical adjusting function, to automatically tune the charging power according to the load capacity. ATESS solution is as follow:

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So how does the software of the EV charger do the adjustment?

Generally speaking, each electric vehicle has an on-board charger. In order to charge the battery on the car, the AC charger needs to output AC current and then charge the battery through OBC rectification. Therefore, we provide AC charger with corresponding power model referring to the power of OBC (specified by the vehicle brand, usually there are 3.5kw and 7KW of single-phase OBC, and 22KW and 44kw of three-phase one). The output power of EV charger is controlled by duty cycle PWM. The power control signal circuit of AC charger is shown as below:

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G-PWM   PWM signal generator for pilot function

Vb       EV measurement of voltage,duty cycle and frequency

Vg        Internal voltage measured at EV supply equipment output

CP        control pilot contact

D         Duty ratio


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According to the formula IMAX = D * 100 * 0.6 (10% ≤ D ≤ 85%):

 

    The rated current of eva-7 series is 32A, and the corresponding duty cycle is 53.3% (10% ≤ D ≤ 54%)

    The rated current of eva-3 series is 16A, and the corresponding duty cycle is 26.7% (10% ≤ D ≤ 27%),

 

In the scheme, the EV charger will decide the power taken from the power grid in real time according to the CT signal, and compares it with the limited value then tune the charging power through automatically trimming the duty cycle, to realizes the intelligent dynamic adjustment of the whole charging process. Thereby it ensures that the power consumption of important loads does not exceed the total load quota, and at the meantime charge the vehicle with the maximum available power.