SEMIKRON has added 1700V modules with 6-pack and Converter-Inverter-Brake (CIB) circuit topology to its established family of 600V/650V and 1200V MiniSKiiP power modules. These modules are primarily used in industrial motor drives, solar inverters and power supplies.
These modules have been designed to provide both user-friendly spring technology for power and control terminals as well as simple, cost-effective and solder-free single-screw assembly of the circuit board, cooling unit and module.
SEMIKRON’s 1700V MiniSKiiP portfolio consists of 6-pack and corresponding input bridge modules up to 100A and CIB modules up to 50A. The highest current density is intended to help develop cost-effective and compact inverters in order to realise the advantages of 600V/690V AC applications for cost saving. All CIB modules have separate terminals for input bridge, brake chopper and open-emitter inverter for the highest PCB design flexibility and each single module can cover the whole three-phase application.
The migration from 400V/480V AC to 600V/690V AC voltage levels in industrial applications has become increasingly popular in the process industry, even for low-power applications. It offers several advantages related to capital cost saving and improvement of global network efficiency. The benefits, leading to cost savings, are based on reduction of: motor size, cable cross-section, maximum load current, total power losses, cable voltage-drop during normal operating condition, motor start-up current and feeding transformer size.