Technical Features

February 2011
Moving from Electromechanical to Solid-State in Relays and Circuit Breakers
Courtsey Eaton Corporation

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Figure 1: Contact wear in an electromechanical relay

As a mature technology, electromechanical relays and circuit breakers are well established, however they continue to suffer from some inherent weaknesses. Moving to solid-state technology can address these but introduces its own challenges. So, what is the right solution? In the movies, whenever the
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Date:
10/31/2019
High Performance Design

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Figure 1: Equivalent gate drive circuit

The push for ever increasing demands on higher performance power supplies in combination with fast time to market pushes designers to the limit. All creativity is needed to get the performance
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Date:
02/22/2011