Battery Charging Application with Thermoelectric Generators as Energy Harvesters


  • Zakariya M. Dalala Energy Engineering Department German Jordanian University P.O. Box 35247 Amman, Jordan
  • Zaid S. Hamdan Energy Engineering Department German Jordanian University P.O. Box 35247 Amman, Jordan
  • Hussein Al-Taani School of Basic Sciences and Humanities, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan
  • Mohammad Al-Addous Energy Engineering Department German Jordanian University P.O. Box 35247 Amman, Jordan
  • Aiman Albatayneh Energy Engineering Department German Jordanian University P.O. Box 35247 Amman, Jordan



Battery Charger, Boost Converter, Thermoelectric Generator, Li-Ion Battery, MPPT, Perturb and Observe


This paper discusses and presents the implementation of a boost converter as power electronic interface to be used with the thermoelectric generator (TEG). The common application for such system is the battery charger. The boundary conditions for battery chargers include the charging current and battery voltage limits which have to be respected throughout the charging process, while the maximization of the power generated from the TEG is a global target that is desired to be met as much as possible. Coordinated control algorithm that collectively combines these constraints is the main focus of this work. Novel global control algorithm is proposed and verified in this paper with detailed analysis that shows the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm. Dual control loops for the voltage and current of the boost converter will be designed and analyzed to satisfy the source and load demands. Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) mode, power matching mode and voltage stabilization mode will be integrated in the control algorithm of the battery charger. This paper puts a schematic design for a system that harvests energy from a thermoelectric generator bank of a TEG1-12611-6.0 TEG modules in order to charge a battery bank of Samsung ICR18650 Batteries using constant current (CC) and constant voltage (CV) charging profiles.


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Dalala, Z. M., Hamdan, Z. S., Al-Taani, H., Al-Addous, M., & Albatayneh, A. (2019). Battery Charging Application with Thermoelectric Generators as Energy Harvesters. The Academic Research Community Publication, 3(1), 248–259.