Everyone talks about it, but what is power electronics?
It’s a skill that lies at the crossroads of electronics and electrical engineering, and deals with the high-power side of energy. We’re not necessarily talking about huge amounts of KW power, but it is the opposite of traditional electronics, which deals with lower voltages (the good old remote control on our television). The aim of power electronics is to convert one form of energy into another. It works in virtually all configurations: DC-AC (inverter), AC-DC (rectifier or simple DC power supply), DC-DC (DC converter) or AC-AC (variable speed drive for electric motor).
In an electric vehicle, there are many applications: driving the on-board electronics that require low voltages (e.g. 3V, 12V, etc.) from the vehicle’s batteries (DC-DC converter) or running the engine (variable speed drive) and supplying a voltage for a socket in the passenger compartment (inverter): two DC-AC applications.
We’ve been assembling, testing and supplying turnkey products in this field for 20 years. From distribution cabinets to variable speed drives and DC-DC converters, we manage your project from industrialisation to after-sales service, including procurement, production, testing and spare parts management.
If you have a power electronics project, we’re here to help!