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Vincotech Unveils Ultra Compact flow 0B Housing for Small Power Applications

May 20, 2014

-- flow 0B enables heatsink mounting with a single screw for cost-effective, space-saving designs --

UNTERHACHING, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, has released the new flow 0B housing sized for small power applications. The flowCIP 0B with a PIM + PFC topology and flowPACK 0B with a six-pack topology are the first two lines to feature this new housing.

The flow 0B is a smaller version of the flow 0 housing, a popular product that has proven its merits in countless applications. This compact alternative is designed to meet the demands of smaller power embedded drives, frequency inverters, solar applications and switching mode power supplies. It is another step forward towards small power applications, which today are largely the domain of discrete components. The flow 0B housing brings the benefits of speed and flexibility in design to the discrete world, alongside miniaturizing capability, low stray inductance and efficiency-enhancing features. Assembly is an exercise in convenience: A single screw is all it takes to mount this innovative new housing to the heatsink. The mounting bridge works like a clamp, applying considerable pressure to the DCB and heatsink.

The new housing has the same benefits like all Vincotech flow modules. These are free pin positioning, a stress-relieved for pins, optional Press-fit pins or pre-applied phase-change material. NTC, shunt resistors or capacitors can be directly mounted into the module.

The first of the two debut topologies in the flow 0B housing consists of a PIM + PFC and is called flowCIP 0B. Equipped with a single-phase input rectifier, a PFC booster and a three-phase inverter, it uses high-speed 650 V IGBTs for the PFC. A DC capacitor and an NTC are integrated. The flowCIP 0B module rated for the highest current features a PFC circuit based on a nominal chip current of 15 A and an inverter section equipped with 10 A components.

Smaller versions are also available to cover a wide power range. Samples and datasheets are available on request. Serial production is slated to commence in the second half of 2014.

The other topology is called flowPACK 0B. This standard inverter topology with 6 IGBTs and freewheeling diodes is available with 1200 V and 600 V ratings. The 600 V variant covers currents ranging from 6 A to 30 A; the 1200 V variant comes with currents ratings between 4 A and 15 A.

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Vincotech – an independent operating unit within Mitsubishi Electric Corporation – develops and manufactures subsystems and electronic components and provides manufacturing services that help customers master complex challenges in electronics integration. Vincotech’s extensive portfolio encompasses standard and tailored solutions, engineering services, and technical support for customers worldwide. These products and services contribute to sustainable, environmentally sound solutions that help modern society embrace mega-trends and explore new avenues. With approximately 500 employees worldwide, backed by vast experience and a long history in electronics integration, Vincotech leverages these assets to help customers achieve maximum market success.

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