MRO Magazine

Deeper Integration for Higher Effifiency – The 3-in-1 Solution


September 29, 2015
By Business Wire News

UNTERHACHING, Germany

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, today announced the release of its flowRPI 1 family, a new 3-in-1 solution that integrates three topologies into one flow1 housing. This module is designed for welding, charger and SMPS applications rated from 1.5 to 7 kW.

The new flowRPI 1 family combines a rectifier with highly efficient low-voltage drop diodes, a two legs PFC featuring ultrafast 650V IGBTs and diodes, integrated filtering capacitors and diodes for current sensing via external transformer, and an inverter with H-bridge open emitter topology and optional capacitors into a single module that enables engineers to save design-in time and cost. A special version comes with a PFC featuring IGBTs with higher current ratings for a wider input voltage range. It is rated for applications with Vin = 110 – 220 VAC. These carefully selected components provide the best solution for high-frequency, high-efficiency switching.

The enhanced layout of the new flowRPI 1 family is more EMC-friendly. With the latest IGBT H5 chip technologies on board, the module delivers ultra-fast switching at ultra-low conduction and switching losses. Given the option of three power stages in a single module, engineers will find it very easy to design highly compact PCBs. Various power ratings are available in the same flow1 housing with the same pinout, so applications may be scaled up with PCB design remaining intact. This latest generation module covers application power ranges from 1.5 up to 7 kW in various steps.

The new flowRPI 1 family comes in flow1 12 mm and 17 mm housings. Press-fit pins and phase-change material are available on request. These modules will be manufactured in series in early 2016.

Vincotech is a trademark of Vincotech Holdings S.à.r.l.

flowPIM ® is a trademark of Vincotech Holdings S.à.r.l.

ABOUT VINCOTECH

Vincotech designs and builds premium-quality semiconductor power modules for motion control, renewable energy and power supply applications, setting performance standards for both off-the-shelf and custom products. An independently operating affiliate of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation staffed with around 500 people worldwide, Vincotech delivers fast, flexible and customer-focused solutions, service and support to empower customers’ ideas.

To learn more about Vincotech, please visit www.vincotech.com.

Vincotech
Product Communications:
Stefano Gallinaro, +49 89 878067-148
Stefano.gallinaro@vincotech.com
Media Communications:
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Karina.Seifert@vincotech.com