In response to the rapidly growing demand for higher-performance DC link capacitors for EV chargers, Cornell Dubilier Electronics (CDE) has expanded its standard-product offerings and brought to light its advanced custom capacitor capabilities.
While the inverter circuitry at the heart of EV charging stations may seem familiar to design engineers, there are operational, environmental, and mechanical demands that make Level 3 EV charging stations unique. The latest designs are pushing voltages and current handling to higher levels to shorten recharge times.
Components available include screw terminal and snap-in aluminum electrolytics as well as polypropylene film capacitors; air or water-cooled types, with oil-impregnated or dry-epoxy construction. Constructions include multiple terminal options in metal or plastic cases. CDE’s process begins with the customer providing the required specifications, including life and other application requirements. These specifications help determine if a standard or custom solution is recommended. To validate the recommendation, CDE utilizes advanced in-house thermal modeling and product testing capabilities. CDE has dedicated engineering resources to design custom DC link capacitors that meet the exact power requirements and unique mechanical packaging to fit complex applications. On the manufacturing side, the company has multiple North American manufacturing facilities.
CDE’s custom-engineered DC Link capacitors are designed specifically for Level 3 EV charging applications. The high-power demands of Level 3 charging require robust DC link capacitors, having exceptional life and reliability over a broad range of operating conditions. CDE offers high capacitance values with low inductance (< 5 nH), high ripple current (100s of Amps), self-healing, and low loss dielectrics. Voltage Range: 450 Vdc to 3800 Vdc. -40 °C to +135 °C Operating Temperature, with life expectancies of 200,000 hours typical.
Level 3 battery chargers, Power inverters for Solar, Wind Power, and Motor Drives where an individual capacitor module is custom engineered as an alternative to banks of standard DC link capacitors
The DSM Series responds to the need for supercapacitor storage capabilities at higher voltages than what single components can provide. The new modules are offered in packs with 3, 6, or 10 cells in series, for 9V, 18V, and 30V outputs. Capacitance values from 0.15 to 36.6 farads. These options provide designers with tested, ready-to-use solutions.
in green energy inverter systems and level 3 EV chargers are placing greater
demands on power conversion circuits that deliver more power with a smaller
footprint. The 944L Series was designed to support the needs of
higher-frequency switching inverters and converters.
Type MLPS Flatpack, is a low-profile aluminum electrolytic capacitor, tested and rated for 10,000 hours at 105 °C. Type MLPS offers high capacitance density in a flat configuration, with voltage ratings up to 450 Vdc and a temperature range from -55 °C to 105 °C. Their rugged construction provides extraordinary life and reliability for the most robust, commercial, and military-grade power supplies.