Payton Planar Magnetics Introduces a Line of Compact PFC Inductors Using Metglass or Nanocrystalline



PFC inductors are a must for all off-line power systems. In addition to the low profile, 7mm(H), which Payton introduced in 2010, Payton now has high power offerings in a compact design. This example is designed for a 5000 Watt system in a size of 70mm(L)x55m(W)x40mm(H). The core is a special design produced by Payton using Nanocrystalline. Metglass and Nanocrystalline are used for the compact PFC designs from 50kHz to 100kHz, and ferrite is still used for the low profile designs. Inductance is typically from 100 to 250uH. The aluminum clasp provides mechanical and thermal properties necessary for the compact design. The PFC inductor can operate from -40°C to 100°C ambient at full load. About Payton Planar Magnetics Payton America Inc., a Deerfield Beach, Florida company, designs, manufactures and markets Planetics®, a custom line of planar transformers and inductors to Original Equipment Manufacturers and their suppliers of power electronics. Payton's headquarter is in Israel, with manufacturing in Israel Florida and China. For more information, please visit Payton's web site at