Save on batteries by controlling ripple
What is it about?
The ripple effects from converters affect the battery life span negatively. This ripple effect is enhanced in certain converter-converter topologies. This paper describes the origins, effects of ripple in different topologies and shows a preference for the parallel topology over cascaded topologies.
Why is it important?
The ripple size in cascaded topologies is depended on the contribution of the secondary source. Often this contribution is there to protect the battery from - for example - high peak demand but the effects of the ripple size introduces its own losses which can not be ignored.
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