Vincotech Releases Exceedingly Compact, Efficient Three-Level Inverter
-- flow3xMNPC 1 efficiency for solar and UPS applications --
UNTERHACHING, Germany -- May 14, 2013
Vincotech, a leading supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics,
has introduced a new compact 3x MNPC converter module in a standard flow 1
housing. Designed for 1200 V solar inverters, the flow3xMNPC 1 provides all
the components for three-phase applications. Featuring Mixed voltage Neutral
Point Clamped (MNPC) topology, its performance is remarkable with 98.7%
efficiency in typical solar applications.
Packaged in flow 1 housings measuring 82 mm by 38 mm and 12 or 17 mm in
height, this module supports three-phases in one module. The topology is based
on a 1200 V IGBT4 HS3 (high speed) in the half-bridge and 600 V IGBT3 with low
saturation voltage in the commutating path. This combination of a three-level
inverter topology achieves around 98.7% efficiency in a typical 16 kHz solar
One booster and a three-phase inverter combined are the solution of choice
when space is limited. What’s more, the flow3xMNPC 1 topology features a
common collector configuration, so only five power supplies are needed for the
gate driver rather than the seven for the common emitters configuration.
Samples are available now; serial production will commence soon. For more on
the flow3xMNPC 1 module, visit
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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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Karina Seifert, +49 (0)89 878067-115 (Media)
Kuno Straub, +49 (0)89 878067-147 (Product)
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