Methode Electronics’ Power Solutions Group, a division of Methode Electronics, Inc.(NYSE: MEI), a global manufacturer of custom designed electro-mechanical devices, announced its SmartPower Stack™ family of power conversion products is now TUV-Rheinland recognized for use per UL508c requirements. These products are capable of power conversion outputs from 30kW up to 100kW in both DC/DC (single phase buck/boost) and DC/AC (3 phase) configurations.
The SmartPower Stack™ is the industry’s first fully integrated, deployment-ready commercial embedded system for high volume solar, photovoltaic, wind, hybrid electric and electric vehicles, as well as high capacity uninterruptible power supply and efficient motor drive applications. This system consists of three “dual” IGBT modules — each module has a separate gate drive board for current sensing and an interface board which monitors and controls the behavior of the SmartPower Stack™. This pre-engineered assembly comes complete for direct use in the customer’s inverter and/or converter applications.
Additional configurations are offered to include DC Link capacitors, blower fan and a controller board utilizing National Instruments sbRIO General Purpose Inverter Controller (GPIC).
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