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SiC Power electronics

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Calippo, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Calippo

    Calippo Member

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    Toyota research center had released the next generation power electronics based to SiC transistor, then they use a high frequency transistor to avoide the capacitors, solenid coil and other magnetics components.
    The result are minus 50% of weight, minus 80% of case size and plus 10% in effeciency.

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    SiC power electronics on the left
    Previus generation power electronics on the right.

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    The model S drive inverter is a low frequency power electronics, so if tesla would downsizing the bulk, they must remove the capacitor bank (in this case the silver box, one for each phase).
     
  2. okashira

    okashira Member

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    Yup, SiC MOSFETs are looking good ...
    Capacitors aren't removed, just can be made much smaller ...
     

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