Double the life of your converter at lower cost.
- Immediately reduce capacitor costs
- Increase life and efficiency of converter
- Increase reliability and reduce maintenance costs
- Safely run closer to IGBT voltage rating
In solar energy systems, Power Ring Film Capacitors™ are the DC link capacitors used in inverters and other power conversion systems. The Power Ring film capacitor greatly reduces the total system cost and component complexity requirements, while increasing long-term reliability required in today’s demanding environments of the power grid.
SBE Power Ring film capacitors’ typical bus voltages range from 200V – 2000Vdc and ripple currents range from 20 – 1000 Arms at 2.5 – 20khz frequencies (See Specifications page). Lifetimes range from 200,000 to over 500,000 hours, even when utilizing aluminum electrolytic banks in conjunction with the Bank Hardener.
Available in “drop in” size to today’s typical 250kW stage inverters or customized for more optimum solutions, the SBE Power Ring DC link solution will lower your system cost and increase your reliability in a very demanding market.
SBE’s Bank Hardener™ allows users of large micro farad banks of aluminum electrolytic, film, or super capacitors to “buffer” the bank from the DC link, high ripple current need yet still allowing to have the ride through the capability of the large bank. The result is that the overall bank of capacitors contains fewer capacitors, at much lower cost, yet extending the life of the bank by up to 2 to 3 times. In addition, the design can facilitate a substantial power increase utilizing the same volume allocated to the bank, which is perfect for the migration of tightly packed power cabinets to 0.5MW or 1MW+ system levels.
SBE Integrated Modules combine the benefits of the Power Ring and Bank Hardener with:
- An optimized bus system,
- Reducing failure points,
- Reducing total installed labor and materials costs and
- Allowing for increasing safe IGBT power output. Up to 30% increased IGBT efficiency from the same silicon is achievable with the SBE system.