The Benefits of Using SiC Technology in Next-Generation Programmable Power Supplies
With the worldwide effort to increase energy conservation and reduce fossil fuel use, electrification is occurring at a rapid pace. The electrification of automobiles, airplanes, and other transport vehicles is stretching the limits of power consumption across the globe.
With the increasing demand for levels in electrical energy, continual advances in renewable energy solutions are required. This white paper will review the trend in increased power and the challenges faced by manufacturers of power instrumentation required to test new products.
Silicon carbide (SiC) transistors can have a significant impact when used in programmable DC power supplies. They improve efficiency, increase power density, allow use of lower cost and smaller magnetic components and can be smaller than Si-based power supplies.
This white paper also presents how EA Elektro-Automatik addressed the power challenges with the use of SiC transistor technology to create a new line of power supplies that:
- Improved efficiency
- Increased DC output voltage to 2000 V
- Reduced volume with increased power density
- Reduced the $/W cost
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