Through the proper configuration of two OZip-DC/DC Intelligent Power Modules, it is possible to transfer energy between two DC power sources with overlapping voltage ranges. In this configuration the DC-DC Converters are connected “back-to-back” such that they share a common, intermediary rail voltage. The following figure illustrates a “Back-to-Back” Buck-Boost DC/DC converter.
Topics: DC/DC Converters
This week Las Vegas is hosting the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show, a trade show where hundreds of consumer oriented companies annouce their new products. While I'm not there, I am paying close attention to all of the news coverage.
One interesting product that has popped up is from Fulton Innovation's eCoupled product line. Their demo in Las Vegas includes wirelessly charging a Tesla Roadster. I believe that wireless charging of Electric Vehicles will greatly increase their adoption in the US. If I can pull into my garage every day, and let the car charge on its own, I'd be much more likely to make the switch to Electric Vehicles. Nothing to plug in - just park and walk away.