Patent Number: 6,480,404

Title: Device for producing electricity from a three-phase network, in particularfor a road vehicle

Abstract: A device for producing electricity, the device comprising a three-phasealternator comprising three windings, a rectifier for converting the ACdelivered by the alternator into rectified current, and a voltage-raisingchopper using the self-inductance of the alternator to raise the voltage.The device includes a switch unit enabling the three windings to beconnected either in a star configuration when the alternator is beingrotated to produce electricity, or else to the respective phases of athree-phase network when the alternator is stopped.

Inventors: Giraud; Regis (Angouleme, FR), Andrieux; Christian (Angouleme, FR), Cester; Christophe (Angouleme, FR)


International Classification: H02M 7/217 (20060101); H02K 19/36 (20060101); H02K 19/16 (20060101); H02P 9/30 (20060101); H02P 9/14 (20060101); H02M 007/00 (); H02M 005/42 (); H02M 007/04 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12014