Electrical Engineering

, Volume 101, Issue 3, pp 733–742 | Cite as

Study on load adaptation of capacitive power transfer system with a four-plate compact capacitive coupler

  • Xueying Wu
  • Yugang SuEmail author
  • Xinyu Hou
  • Xiaodong Qing
  • Xin Dai
Original Paper


This paper proposes an LCL-L compensated capacitive power transfer (CPT) system with a four-plate compact capacitive coupler to achieve load adaptation. The coupling principle of four plates is explained, and the formulas between the cross-coupling capacitances and port capacitances are deduced by establishing a two-port capacitive network model of the coupler. The resonant frequency is designed to be unchanged whether the pick-up is removed or moved back to simplify system control. The model of the coupler and AC impedance model of CPT system are established, and the parameter design method is given. Finally, the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed topology and its parameter design method are verified by simulation and experimental results.


Wireless power transfer Capacitive power transfer Four-plate compact capacitive coupler Load adaptation 



This work was supported by the research funds for the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grants 51477020 and 51777022.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of AutomationChongqing UniversityChongqingChina

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