|Autors: Dimitrov, V. V., Goranov, P. T., H, D. S.|
Title: Methods and power converters for charging/formation of VRLA batteries
Keywords: power converters, VRLA battery charge,
Abstract: Electricity is the most convenient and versatile carrier of energy. However, its ability to be stored locally and used on demand is very limited. For his reason the appropriate construction and use of mobile power sources, more specifically, batteries can provide an important link between the primary source of energy and its actual use. Their formation and exploitation heavily depends on the appropriate construction of flexible power converters. As a case in point pulsed charging, with variable duty ratio, has been shown to improve the quality and charging time during the formation (the first charge) of lead-acid batteries . In addition, the same approach has been shown to be a superior algorithm for their recharging, leading to increasing both charge time and reducing capacity loss .