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ERIC Number: EJ936355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
Transforming PC Power Supplies into Smart Car Battery Conditioners
Rodriguez-Ascariz, J. M.; Boquete-Vazquez, L.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v54 n3 p366-373 Aug 2011
This paper describes a laboratory project consisting of a PC power supply modification into an intelligent car-battery conditioner with both wireless and wired networking capabilities. Adding a microcontroller to an average PC power supply transforms it into a flexible, intelligent device that can be configured and that is suitable to keep car batteries always ready to use. Using a high-performance microcontroller provides the product with wireless communication capabilities so it becomes a new network device that can be accessed through the Internet. This project allows students to improve their knowledge in several fields: power electronics, battery charging and conditioning, advanced microcontrollers, embedded Linux, and wireless communications. (Contains 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain