Development of a Test Framework for Evaluating USB Charging Ports of Pico PV Systems and Solar Home Systems
Presenter: Bagus Fajar Ramadhani, Norbert Pfanner, Friedemar Schreiber and Martin Jantsch
| Increasing market penetration of stand-alone PV systems and mobile phones in developing countries has necessitated the development of specifications and test methods for USB charging ports in this context. This paper focuses on the development of a multiple-perspective low-cost test framework to ensure the quality of USB charging ports of stand-alone PV systems. The methods for assessment of steady state conditions, dynamic behavior and energy balance of the systems are described, together with their evaluation by means of pilot tests to define the evaluation criteria and to assess the reliability of the test setup. The successful test framework development will ensure USB charging port quality and protect consumers from malfunctioning of mobile phone chargers.
Bagus Fajar Ramadhani, Norbert Pfanner, Friedemar Schreiber and Martin Jantsch: Micro Perspective for Decentralized Energy (MES) 2015, Bangalore, India.