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Accelerator research uses 600V DC-DC converters in HVDC architecture

Posted byMartin onJanuary 27, 2021

Particle accelerator research requires complex large scale facilities to perform high-level research. As the cost of designing, building and installing equipment is prohibitive, retrofitting is the preferred way of upgrading these centres to keep them leading-edge.

During a retrofit on one accelerator, researchers asked their local TDK-Lambda salesperson to suggest a suitable 600W product to reduce a 380Vdc input to a regulated 48Vdc. Developed for HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) system, the full brick, board mount PAF600F-280-48 converter was proposed.

The PAF accepts a 200 to 400Vdc input and can be cooled and mounted to either a heatsink or cold plate. A combination of threaded and non-threaded mounting insert models was designed in.

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