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May 5, 2015

An Interview with Steve Rysdam, UQM’s Manager of Electrical Engineering

UQM, a longtime customer of SBE Inc., focuses on small, efficient traction drive systems for electric and hybrid electric vehicles. We sat down with Steve Rysdam, UQM’s Manager of Electrical Engineering to find out what UQM is focusing on and how SBE is helping them. What does SBE offer that other capacitor manufacturers cannot? SBE Power Ring capacitors offer very low ESR and ESL. This in turn... Read more

May 5, 2015

SBE Releases Optimized DC Link for the New HP Drive 6 Pack IGBT Module

SBE, Inc., has developed an optimized DC Link system for the Infineon HP Drive 6 pack IGBT module which is now available for purchase. The integrated capacitor/bus assembly is available in vertical or horizontal configurations and specifically sized to take full advantage of the 30% size reduction achieved by the new Infineon module. SBE, Inc. has designed a fully size-and-performance compatible DC... Read more

May 5, 2015

A Super Compact 1MW Power Stack to be Presented at PCIM Europe

The ever increasing need for affordable and clean energy is driving the wind and solar industry towards reducing the cost of energy (CoE) continuously. This translates into the quest to increase the power density of power converters. Danfoss Silicon Power GmbH and SBE, Inc. are jointly working on a technology project to create an extremely compact power stack. This project in Aalborg University (Denmark)... Read more

February 24, 2015

See it at APEC: AgileStack™ Evaluation Kit Utilizes SBE Test Kit

The AgileStackTM is the industry’s first, and only, fully software configurable power conversion module that features patent-pending SwitchStreamTM technology to control, protect and monitor over 40 points of operating and fault conditions and Stack BlackBoxTM technology to store on-board fault data in the event of catastrophic failure. The AgileStackTM can operate between 50 kW – 125 kW and... Read more

February 23, 2015

SBE Passes the 2000-Hour Mark of Its Accelerated Life Testing

SBE’s AC Filter Capacitors, announced earlier in the year, are less expensive, eliminate the need for fuses and pressure interrupters and run up to 20˚C cooler than conventional cans, thus dramatically increasing cooling flexibility. SBE has now passed the 2000-hour, accelerated life testing milestone and has proven SBE’s AC Filter Capacitors superiority over anything else on the market. The... Read more

December 8, 2014

Collaboration with Infineon on Optimized DC Link Design for the New HP Drive 6 Pack IGBT Module

Vertical Integration SBE is designing a fully size-and-performance compatible DC Link system for the HP Drive IGBT module in collaboration with Infineon. Both vertical and horizontal connection systems will be available. The vertical system is designed to occupy the same footprint as the HP Drive itself and the horizontal system will respect the shorter length of the new HP Drive. This way, customers... Read more

May 14, 2014

PCIM Paper Presentation: 20% Increase in Inverter Efficiency Seen with Integrated DC Link Capacitor/Bus

SBE Inc. and Danfoss Silicon Power GMBH will present a paper entitled “Integrated DC link capacitor/bus enables a 20% increase in inverter efficiency” at the upcoming PCIM Europe conference, Wednesday, May 21 at 2:00 PM. Voltage overshoot at switch turn-off traditionally limits the DC operating voltage for inverter systems thus limiting the total power output for a given silicon die.The... Read more

April 1, 2014

SBE, Inc. Announces Sale of Wrap & Fill/Axial Product Line to Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc.

SBE, Inc. (dba SB Electronics) is pleased to announce the sale its Wrap & Fill/Axial Leaded Film Capacitor Product Line to Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) of Liberty, SC. This line consists of products typically less than 50μF in total capacitance and at voltages less than 5kV. Packing is exclusively that of single windings with wire or lug leads attached and wrapped with an insulating... Read more

March 12, 2014

SBE Announces the Launch of the First-ever UL-recognized Integrated Capacitor/Bus Structures – The 777A Series

SBE, Inc., manufacturer of the proven Power Ring Film CapacitorsTM, announced today the launch of the UL-recognized 777A series of integrated capacitor/bus structures. This is the first time UL has ever issued recognition of an integrated capacitor/bus assembly. The 777A series enhances the technological advantages of its UL-recognized Power Ring Film CapacitorsTM by tightly coupling the capacitors... Read more

October 8, 2013

SBE Releases UL-recognized Power Ring Series

SBE, Inc., a leading manufacturer of film capacitors, announced today the launch of a new, UL-recognized 777D series of Power Ring Film CapacitorsTM. The 777D series is the UL-recognized version of the proven 700D Power Ring series. Its release furthers SBE’s commitment to providing the highest performing, longest lasting DC link film capacitors. “With an unmatched life expectancy, both the 700D... Read more

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