A new material is poised to make the frequency inverters used with large electric motors more efficient and powerful. Together with several partners, researchers from Siemens Corporate Technology and experts for large electrical drives at Siemens Industry Drive Technologies are studying how the semiconductor silicon carbide can be used as a diode material in place of pure silicon.
Mean Well has introduced the TN/TS-3000 series of DC/AC true sine wave inverters, that is lightweight and is claimed to have up to 92% efficiency.
Semikron has released the SKAI 2 platforms, claimed to be the most compact power electronic systems for hybrid and electric vehicles for use in agriculture, construction, materials handling and in battery-powered vehicles of any kind.
Excelsys Technologies has introduced the X-lite commercial and X-mite medical power supplies, offering 750 W continuous output with 800 W peak and supplied in a 1U x 268 x 89 mm package with up to eight isolated outputs.
Microsemi has released its cost-optimised family of CCFL backlight inverters for dual lamp LCD panels.