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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 mdpi.com 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; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj6030669
Published: 27 September 2013
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Abstract

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
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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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