On-Board Charger

Improving communication across power source standards

Your on-board charger (OBC) plays an essential role in powering your electric vehicles (EVs). Typhoon HIL’s specialized hardware enables your charger to communicate with a variety of external sources to convert AC energy into DC energy to charge your battery system. Our system makes it easy to simulate the charger components and switching capabilities in real time in order to test these features in the virtual space and make sure they work under a range of conditions in the safest and most reliable way.

Scheme of the onboard charger.

Our DC-DC converter solver also makes it possible to simulate the dynamics of fast-switching converter topologies with enhanced time resolution, so you can verify multiple standards with the same simulated testing system. Our solutions also make it possible to work seamlessly with power sources all over the world, even those with different standards and different specs. 

Typhoon HIL benefits include: 

  • Our solutions work with your existing components
  • Tests are easy to run with one click 
  • Our comprehensive component library streamlines the test automation process 
  • One test can replicate different forms of signaling 
  • Our process saves time and improves your reliability 

Learn more about how we support your on-board charger testing process.

Apr 20, 2023

25 ns DC-DC Solver

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the 25 ns DC-DC solver, updated starting with the 2023.2 software release of Typhoon HIL Control Center (THHC). This improvement further advances the state-of-the-art in real-time modeling of dual active bridge and resonant converters, meeting the rigorous testing needs of bidirectional high-frequency DC-DC charger applications. In addition, Dual active bridge and Resonant converter components are now available on 3rd generation HIL602+ and HIL604 devices with a timestep of 50ns.