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March 17, 2016

China’s Upcoming 5-year Plan Set to Fuel More Electric Bus Market Growth

China’s Electrified Bus Market The market for “New Energy Buses” – as they are called in China – not only continues to grow but is poised to experience an accelerating growth with the upcoming 13th 5-year plan. In 2015, it is estimated that as many as 300,000 electrified buses were built in China. Over 90% of these have some electrified component such as auxiliary power to reduce... Read more

March 17, 2016

EV Infineon Inverter Testing at Oak Ridge National Lab

SBE has collaborated with Infineon and the National Transportation Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to test the next generation EV inverter shown here. The inverter is comprised of an SBE 700A186 capacitor/bus test kit (500V and 500µF) combined with an Infineon HybridPACKTM Drive module and HybridKIT Drive with gate driver, micro-controller, and cooling plate. The system was tested... Read more

March 17, 2016

New Integrated Cap/Bus Modules at APEC

For the first time, SBE is exhibiting the Infineon HP Drive 6 Pack Compatible test kits at this show. The fully size-and-performance compatible DC Link system for the HP Drive IGBT module designed in collaboration with Infineon is specifically sized to take full advantage of the 30% size reduction achieved by the new Infineon module. The test kits are available in both horizontal and vertical configurations. Also... Read more

December 3, 2015

SBE is Now Shipping Optimized DC Link Capacitor/Bus for the New HP Drive 6 Pack IGBT Module

The fully size-and-performance compatible DC Link system for the Infineon HP Drive IGBT module is currently in stock and shipping to customers. 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. Both vertical and horizontal connection systems are available... Read more

December 1, 2015

Rogers Corporation Signs Licensing Agreement with SBE Inc. for Industry-Leading Capacitor Busbar Assemblies

Rogers, Connecticut, Dec. 1, 2015: Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG), a global leader in engineered materials solutions, announced today that it has signed an agreement to license technology that will enhance the Company’s capabilities in power distribution systems for electric and hybrid electric vehicles, renewable energy and industrial applications where efficiency, size and weight are critical factors. This... Read more

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

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