A Power Controller with Load Current Sensing for the Lundell Automotive Alternator

  • Paiboon Nakmahachalasint
  • Werachai Pattanapiboon
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 99)


A power controller for the Lundell automotive alternator is proposed with load current sensing. The power controller determines exactly how much power the alternator will need to generate, based on the actual load current measurement and the programmable battery charging profile. To validate the effectiveness of the proposed power controller, experiments are performed under the conditions that the battery charging current can be controlled to zero and to a uniform charge level.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paiboon Nakmahachalasint
    • 1
  • Werachai Pattanapiboon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringThammasat UniversityKlongluangThailand

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