Hyundai Mobis develops on-board bi-directional charger for V2G applications

By mmillikin Hyundai Mobis has developed an on-board, bi-directional charger for plug-in vehicles. The bi-directional onboard charger (OBC) allows the vehicle to supply electricity in its battery to the grid.

The power supplied by the vehicle can also be used as emergency power in homes. If more than enough power is supplied, it is possible to prevent a large power outage. In Korea, the amount of industrial damage caused by power outages is estimated to be 650 billion won (US$570 million) per year.

The bi-directional OBC uses an AC↔DC converter and step-up / step-down converter to convert direct current and alternating current in

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