Capacity Limitation Control of Multiple Bi-directional DC-DC Converters for Micro Grid Application

S. J. Chiang, Yu-Min Liao, Ke-Chih Liu


The micro grid system requires battery for energy storage and power management. In which, the bi-directional DC to DC converter is the key component for maintaining the DC bus voltage and controlling the charge and discharge of the battery with or without grid support. Parallel control of multiple DC to DC converters is a critical technique to enlarge the power capacity. This paper presents two capacity limitation control methods that multiple DC to DC converters can be paralleled with distributed battery banks. The first method is the capacity limitation control with cascaded load current sense needing no control interconnection. The second method is the capacity limitation control with master-slave and cascaded current command limitation. Two methods are presented to solve the limitation of droop control method and active current sharing method respectively, and can be extended without converter number limitation theoretically. Three prototype 240W bidirectional half-bridge DC to DC converters are built and paralleled in this paper. The proposed method is confirmed with some measured results.

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