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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Air-Cooled Full-SiC High Power Density Inverter Unit

EV System Laboratory, Nissan Research Center, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD, 1-1 Morinosatoaoyama, Atsugi-shi, 243-0123, Japan
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6(3), 669-672;
Published: 27 September 2013
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A 70 kVA/L air-cooled full-SiC three-phase inverter unit including power semiconductor modules, power capacitors, bus bars, gate drive circuits, a PWM wave generator and blower fans has been fabricated as a prototype for EV-use. SiC JFETs and SBDs of 1200 V were used. It has generated three-phase alternative power of 25 kVA to drive a 15 kW-class induction motor with only 190 W of dissipation. The module's temperature was at most 90 ºC.
Keywords: cooling; inverter; power density cooling; inverter; power density
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

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Murakami, Y.; Tajima, Y.; Tanimoto, S. Air-Cooled Full-SiC High Power Density Inverter Unit. World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6, 669-672.

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