Power Semiconductors

May 2023
­Introduction Effective galvanic isolation is crucial in high-voltage applications to prevent unwanted leakage currents from flowing between two parts of a system with different ground potentials (GPD) [1]. As depicted in Figure 1 (left), the DC return current from the input to the output can cause a potentia
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Date:
05/14/2023

­1 watt DC/DC converters with 480 VAC isolation voltage

TRACO POWER’s new TRI 1 and TRI 1SM

  The core characteristic of the TRI 1(SM) series is a sophisticated reinforced isolation system which is able to withstand high test voltages (8000 VDC for 1s and 3000 VAC for 60s) and working voltages (480 VACrms). Efficiencies up to 84% allow safe operation from –40°C to +85°C without derating.
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Date:
05/10/2023
Tech Trailblazer: Class 4 Fault-Managed Power Systems for 5G and More

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Figure 1. Class 1, 2, 3, and 4 maximum voltage and power levels (NEC 2023 Edition)

­Power systems designers have, for decades, been limited by the strict guideposts on Classes 1, 2, and 3 circuitries, but the NEC’s newly defined Class 4 power (as laid out in Article 726) will offer a compelling alternative. Fault-Managed Power Systems and How They Work To understand the opportunities Clas
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Date:
05/01/2023
Power Modules for Custom Designs

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Figure 1: 1000W Brick on board solution

­AC-DC and DC-DC power modules became a popular method of creating non-standard or custom AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies when they were introduced approximately 30 years ago. Compared to the newer products now available on the market, they were large in size and had relatively low efficiencies. It became a re
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Date:
05/01/2023

 



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