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Title: Active current sharing of parallelled DC/DC power converters through wireless communication
Authors: Tan, SC
Lai, YM 
Lau, CK
Keywords: Power converters
Wireless communication
Fre-quency encoding
Active current sharing
Issue Date: 2003
Source: Proceedings of 3rd IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (EUROPES'2003), Marbella, Spain, September 2003, p. 189-194 How to cite?
Abstract: Conventionally, paralleling of power converters requires external interconnection cables for communication of load-sharing information, to achieve active current sharing con-trol. This is undesirable as these cables are sources of single point failures, restrict the location of the units, and inconvenience the implementation of additional con-verter modules during power system expansion. Hence, to eliminate these problems, this paper proposes an alterna-tive means of communicating the load-sharing information through using the FM wireless communication technique. The idea is experimentally tested using two buck converters parallelled under the Master/Slave current sharing configu-ration. The preliminary results showed current distribution property of satisfactory performance.
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