Inverter-charger integrated device for electric vehicle

  • US 9,616,760 B2
  • Filed: 09/05/2014
  • Issued: 04/11/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/2013
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An inverter-charger integrated device for an electric vehicle comprising:

  • a motor;

    a power input unit to which alternating current (AC) power is applied;

    a rectifying unit rectifying applied AC power and outputting rectified power, wherein the rectifying unit comprises a positive electrode and a negative electrode;

    an inverter arranged between a single rectifying unit, which is the rectifying unit, and the battery, wherein the inverter supplies charging power for the charging of the battery by using power rectified through the rectifying unit in an first operating condition and supplies driving power for the driving of the motor by using power charged in the battery in a second operation condition; and

    a control unit determining the operating condition of the inverter and operating the inverter according to a determined operating condition,wherein the rectifying unit further comprises a rectifier including a plurality of diodes, and a power factor corrector including a transistor, an inductor, and a diode,wherein the power factor corrector corrects the power factor of power rectified through the rectifier,wherein the inverter comprises a first group of switches comprising first and second switches, a second group of switches comprising third and fourth switches, and a third group of switches comprising fifth and sixth switches,wherein one end of the inductor is connected to an emitter of the transistor and to an end of the diode of the rectifying unit, and wherein the other end of the inductor is connected to the positive electrode of the rectifying unit which is connected between the first switch and the second switch of the first group of switches to provide rectified and power factored corrected power to a first phase of the motor,the positive electrode of the rectifying unit is directly connected to the first group of switches and is not directly connected to either the second group of switches or the third group of switches, and wherein the negative electrode of the rectifying unit is directly connected to each of the first group of switches, the second group of switches, and the third group of switches, andthe first phase, a second phase, and a third phase of the motor are respectively connected to the first to third group of switches and wherein the inductor of the rectifier is not the same as the first, the second, or the third phases of the motor.

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