DESIGN OF DC-DC CONVERTERS FOR ELECTRIC-BIKE’S BATTERY CHARGING STATION
Electric bike has been recognized as one of the sustainable transport in urban areas. Infrastructure planning is always a key to encourage more residents switch to use electric bikes. These infrastructures include bikeways, bike sheds, bike lifts, and most importantly a fast charging station. This paper outlines power converters design for electric-bike’s battery charging station. The charging station is fully powered by solar energy. It is designed to charge two types of batteries, with different voltage rating and capacity. The charging time is set to 60 minutes for both types of batteries. The DC-DC converters design are fully discussed. The feasibility of the power converters are validated via MATLAB-Simulink software. Both converters are proven to deliver the demanded power to charge eight units of battery simultaneously with less than 1 % output voltage ripples. Simulation results are enclosed with full analysis.