caution to take; AC input for SMPS/Charger through generator

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1. We need to install a SMPS based lithium battery chargers 29.2V/15A in a system.

 

2. System is always powered by generator, which runs around 6 hours a day. Seems a bit old type of generator, we measured its output, it fluctuates between 180-250vac at different loads.
Freq variation is 45-55hz this is not measured but told by user.
Depending upon what kind of load in nearby system, voltage spikes may be high.

 

3. We opened up earlier system which got damaged, it had two circuits before their SMPS, a voltage correction & a frequency correction system as written on them. they were potted so cannot check what inside it.

 

4. Now we have to replace system. I think the freq correction is not required, as it is SMPS based & we have to convert ac to dc here.

 

5. For voltage correction, is there aby ready to use circuit/board which we can use. As we were able to check only for few load types the generator outout, it may fluctaute more.

 

6. Can we add a freq corection ckt also here?

 

7. What are the other precuations to take before SMPS?

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Vindhyachal Takniki wrote:
3. We opened up earlier system which got damaged, it had two circuits before their SMPS, a voltage correction & a frequency correction system as written on them. they were potted so cannot check what inside it.  

Why didn't you unpot them? Most epoxy loses its strength around 100C, so heat it up in an oven and chip off the epoxy.

You have two solutions: use a power supply that has a greater voltage rating or fix up the generator so it has better voltage control.

 

The frequency variation should have little consequence for a switchedmode supply. Why don't you talk to local suppliers of generation equipment - they should have real world experience to give you a solution.

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Since the output is coming from generator, we have decided to use a Constant voltage transformer or servo stabilizers to protect our system.