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Re-commissioning of a battery charge controller test setup

Pauzi, Muhamad Nurfifi (2018) Re-commissioning of a battery charge controller test setup. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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The School of Engineering and Technology at Murdoch University offers a major in Instrumentation and Control Engineering. Students who are enrolled in this major have an opportunity to choose a second major in Renewable Energy System Engineering. This second major helps students to expand their knowledge in Renewable Energy by conducting a research project in final year. Students are able to develop skill and knowledge in using the LabView, battery charge controller, solar array simulator, load bank, and battery simulator.

The main goal of this thesis is to re-commission a battery charge controller test setup. The test setup integrates the performance and functionality of battery charge controller following the standard IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 62509.

This thesis illustrates the main idea of the components involve in battery charge controller test setup and its working principle. The problem arising from the Research Institute for Sustainable Energy (RISE) and its Renewable Energy Systems Laboratory (RESLAB) were principally involved in developing battery charge controller test procedures documented in the IEC62509 International Standard. In this document, the performance and functioning of battery charge controller will be investigated and examined in a selected test.

This report first provides an introduction to battery charge controller following with the objectives of the project. Chapter 2 overviews the literature review of battery charge controller and types of battery charge controllers. Chapter 3 continues the methodology used to complete this test setup consists of standard test procedures. Chapter 4 presents an overview of the project, instruments involved in test setup and the user interface. Chapter 5 discussed the outcomes of the result, discussion and problem in chapter 6, and chapter 7 concludes outcome learning of this project with future work. The report also lists the reference list and appendices with contain related information to the project.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor(s): Calais, Martina
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