New developments in high power capacitor charging technology

M. Giesselmann, B. McHale, T. Heeren

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This paper presents new advances in High-Voltage power supplies, which are used for rapid capacitor charging. We are developing very compact power supplies with input voltages of around 250 V and output voltages of 30-50 kV. The output power levels of these chargers are above 10 kW. These chargers are using state-of-the-art Isolated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) as well as advanced packaging methods and other innovative circuitry. In addition, the size and weight of the step-up transformer has been significantly reduced. Design details as well as experimental results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-398
Number of pages4
JournalConference Record of the International Power Modulator Symposium and High Voltage Workshop
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE International Power Modulator Conference: 26th International Power Modulator Symposium and 2004 High Voltage Workshop - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: May 23 2004May 26 2004


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