A maximum power point tracking circuit of thermoelectric generators without digital controllers

Shiho Kim, Sungkyu Cho, Namjae Kim, Jungyong Park

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Abstract

A digital coreless maximum power point tracking (MPPT) circuit for thermoelectric generator unit is proposed and fabricated. The experimental and simulation results from the proposed MPPT circuit dealt with rapid variation of temperature and abrupt changes of load current have shown that the proposed method allows stable operation with high power transfer efficiency. The proposed MPPT circuit has a merit in cost and miniaturization of a system compared to conventional MPPT algorithms thanks to an analog tracking circuit without digital controller unit for calculating peak power point by iterative methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1539-1545
Number of pages7
Journalieice electronics express
Volume7
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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