The International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Electronics, Computing and Communication 2022
Power Generating Shock Absorber for Vehicles Using ThermopileShouaib Hussain,1*; Zhan YueDong1; Asif Raza2;
|1Department of Information Engineering and Automation Kunming University of Science and Technology|
2University of Electronic, Science & Technology of China.
When it comes to the transport sector, fossil fuel consumption is one of the major pressing concerns in today's globe. Due to the usage of the huge amount of fuel consumption in recent years that creates pollution. To reduce pollution, various technologies are introduced in vehicles to reduce fuel consumption like fuel cells, photovoltaic cell, regenerative braking, dynamo, super-capacitor, batteries, etc. Therefore, environmentally friendly and new energy technologies are needed to overcome fossil fuel consumption in the transport sector. The aim of this research to design an energy system is to charge the vehicle battery when the internal oil of the shock absorber is heated during vehicle bumping on roads. This research contains the thermopile installed in the shock absorber for the vehicle suspension system, to generate and save power in the battery with the help of power electronics (Ultra Low Power DC-DC Converter). The simulation results suggested that thermopile with Ultra Low Power DC-DC Converter has the potential to harvest low power as 0-20mV and boosted up to 13.7-13.9V and 4-6mA current is generated. This is further regulated to 12V for storing in the battery and enhances the vehicle battery efficiency.