Eight Switches Bridge Converter characteristics to operate the prushless DC motor of electric vehicles

Document Type : Original Article


Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Shebin El-Kom, Minoufiya University, Egypt


This paper is to investigate the performance of Brushless DC Motor (BLDCM) applied on Electric
Vehicle (EV). Eight Switches Bridge Converter (ESBC) is used to drive the BLDCM to increase
the system reliability. The performance characteristics of ESBC are tested at different operating
conditions. The performance characteristics of ESBC are introduced by MATLAB code (m-file).
An experimental setup is implemented for verifying the simulation analysis. A comparison
between the theoretical and experimental results confirms the validity of the simulation.