Vicor adds 800V bus converter module to BCM offering

To complement the 700V BCM4414, Vicor has introduced the 800V BCM4414, a 1.6kW, isolated, 1/16 fixed-ratio, bus converter module (BCM). This addition, says the company, creates a family of products with reinforced isolation (4,242V DC) and bi-directional voltage conversion capability.

The high voltage BCM family addresses the need for increased density and performance in industrial and military three-phase AC power supplies and in high-voltage DC transmission systems for tethered unmanned vehicles.

The 800V BCM4414 can operate from a 500 to 800V input voltage, to deliver SELV output voltages with 97 per cent peak efficiency. The BCM can be paralleled into higher power arrays and the SELV outputs can be stacked (connected in series) for higher output voltages, adds Vicor.

Both BCMs are available in a 111 x 36 x 9.3mm VIA (Vicor Integrated Adapter) package which has integrated PMBus communication, EMI filtering and voltage-transient protection. The VIA’s planar form factor package simplifies heat management, adds Vicor.

The BCMs are available in either M-Grade (-55 to 100 degrees C) or T-Grade (-40 to 100 degrees C).

Vicor designs, develops, manufactures and markets modular power components and complete power systems based upon a portfolio of patented technologies. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Vicor sells its products to the power systems market, including enterprise and high performance computing, industrial equipment and automation, telecommunications and network infrastructure, vehicles and transportation, aerospace and defense.

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