Replenishing the Grid with A SiC-Based Bi-Directional On-Board Charger
Range anxiety and charger availability are the main hurdles to the adoption of electric vehicles. But even as carmakers have demonstrated their batteries can go longer distances and charging stations have proliferated, challenges with EV charging remain as well as opportunities to load balance power grids. Not only are EVs being equipped with lighter, high power density batteries that can increase range and support standalone loads, but there’s also been a shift toward on-board chargers that send and pull power from the grid to help balance the load.
Wolfspeed’s award-winning 6.6 kW Bi-Directional On-Board Charger (OBC), enabled by its new 650 V SiC MOSFET, has the smarts to play a critical role in the evolution of electric vehicles and the power grids that power them.
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