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Why use a Film Capacitor ?

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The correct capacitor will reduce system failures therefore minimising costs and downtime.  Here we review film capacitors versus electrolytics and ceramics and outline the benefits of film capacitors from different vendors.
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New power electronics components catalogue

Dean-Technology-Catalogue-2015PPM partner, Dean Technology has released a new product catalogue for power electronics which complements the high current and suppression product lines from their CKE division. Continue reading

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New ABB Semiconductors Tool

ABB-Semiconductors-Tool-ScreenshotOur new web tool automatically identifies matching IGBTs or diodes for your particular application, based on the conditions you enter. This will save you time and money doing long calculations or researching several different datasheets because you can find your IGBT or diode much quicker.
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Register for the PLECS workshop on 27th January

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Advanced modelling and simulation of power electronic systems

Register now for our next PLECS workshop: Wednesday, 27th January 2016 – 9am-4pm

The PLECS product family has been specifically developed to assist engineers with the design and implementation of complex power electronics systems.

We will guide you through exercises such as: modelling a switched-mode power supply, solver accuracy and settings, thermal modelling of a buck converter and creating a custom PV string component.
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FREE seminar: Power Converter Modelling and Simulation Techniques (26th January)

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To celebrate the launch of the PLECS RT Box, PPM Power is pleased to host a free seminar on simulation techniques in power converter design by Plexim. When used with the PLECS circuit simulator and PLECS Coder, the RT Box provides a solution to support Hardware in the Loop (HIL) testing. PLECS is now a complete solution for power converter design from early stage simulation right through to real-time testing of the entire control hardware.

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PLECS Goes Real Time

The PLECS product line now includes real‐time hardware to provide a one-stop solution for power electronics development. The new RT Box, when used with the PLECS circuit simulator and PLECS Coder, provides a complete solution for system-level verification and validation of control subsystems.

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New high temperature HV axial lead diodes

Axial lead diodes with a maximum junction temperature of 175°C are now available from PPM Power. The new high-voltage HVA Series diodes, from Dean Technology, are ideal for applications in high temperature environments. Continue reading

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New 5kV multi-pin HV connector series from GES

PPM Power partner GES has released a new series of multi-pin high voltage connectors which enjoyed lively interest when revealed for the first time at PCIM 2015 in Nuremberg. The MCS series are designed for high voltage measurement and testing applications in analysis, laboratory and medical applications as well as for general power electronics. The connectors are easy to install and represent a significant size reduction on previous solutions.

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Choosing a Programmable Power Supply (Part 1)

In this article we explore basic considerations when choosing a programmable power supply such as the typical applications, basic specification, the operating window and cooling technology.

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2500W Bi-directional DC-DC converter for energy storage and recycling

Ideal for energy storage systems with rechargeable batteries EZA2500 bi-directional converter is now available from PPM Power. The digitally controlled 2500W, 1U power supply can automatically change conversion direction from high voltage dc sources. Applications include lithium-ion battery testing and utilisation of regenerated energy.

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