Fast Switching Thyristors IXYS WESTCODE Replacement
Fast Switching Thyristors, also known as Fast Turn Off Thyristors, ensure low switching losses and high di/dt performance. Fast switching thyristors are suitable for existing inverter, DC chopper drives, UPS and pulse power applications.
Thyristors ATDP AS ENERGITM are a replacement, analog, alternative for Fast Switching Thyristors IXYS UK Westcode, Littelfuse Technology, formerly Westcode Semiconductors.
Fast Switching Thyristors (fast turn-off capsule type thyristors) are available from 400V up to 1200V, current from 295A up to 1007A and turn-off time tq from 10μs up to 30μs.
The thyristor has an industry standard ceramic housing making it easy to integrate the device into existing equipment. This thyristor has a disc housing with pressure contacts. The polarity of the thyristor is determined by the icon on the case. The technical specifications, part numbering guide, datasheets PDF, outline drawings for thyristors are listed below.
Thyristors AS ENERGITM have the following features: low static and dynamic losses, high values of VDRM/VRRM, extensive experience of using the devices in various industries, range of voltages from 100 to 9000 V and amperages from 10 to 15000 A, high resistance to thermal and electric cycling, natural or forced air cooling.
Our company provides a quality guarantee for thyristors of 2 years from the date of purchase. When supplying thyristors, if necessary, we provide technical passport and certificate of conformity.
The final price of fast switching thyristors depends on the voltage class, quantity, delivery terms, manufacturer, country of origin and form of payment.
General specifications of Fast Switching Thyristors IXYS WESTCODE and Replacements
Drawings (outlines) and housings dimensions for Fast Switching Thyristors:
|Package type||Mounting force Fm||Dimensions ØDxØdxH||Weight|
|WC||W8||4 - 6 kN||42x19x14 mm||0.07 kg|
|LC||W10||10 - 20 kN||58x34x27 mm||0.34 kg|
|YC||W58||5 - 9 kN||42x25x14 mm||0.09 kg|
Part Numbering Guide for Fast Switching Thyristors:
|TDP||–||Product group: Fast Switching Thyristor (Disc type).|
|0515||–||Average on-state current IT(AV), Amp.|
|WC||–||Housing (package) type.|
|06||–||Voltage code VRRM / 100.|
|D||–||Turn-off time code tq:
A = 10 μs, B = 12 μs, C = 15 μs, D = 20 μs, E = 25 μs, F = 30 μs.
High Power Semiconductors AS ENERGITM
Our company is engaged in the manufacturer and sale of wide range of power semiconductors (power thyristors, modules, rectifier diodes, avalanche, rotor and welding diodes, triacs etc.) currents up to 15000A and voltages to 9000V, and air and water heatsinks to them.
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Installation recommendations for power thyristors:
The reliability of heat transfer and electrical contact between the mating surfaces of the thyristor and the cooler over the entire temperature range is ensured by appropriate torque (clamping force).
Before assembly you should perform visual inspection (1) contact surfaces for mechanical damages and wipe (2), soaked with alcohol (toluene, gasoline, acetone).
After inspection, fix the current contacts (leads), install a pin to fix the alignment of the structure.
To improve the parameters of heat transfer it is recommended to lubricate (3) a thin layer of silicone thermal conductive paste before the assembly, which is not a mandatory condition for installation.
Install the thyristor (3), the second part of the cooler, the fiberglass insulator and the thrust washer.
To thread the traverse (4) and evenly tighten the nuts. Make sure no misalignment and evenness of the contact surfaces.
When the parts are sufficiently clamped but moveable, we recommend placing the cooler on a flat surface and checking the tolerance for parallelism of the overall adjacent plane of the surfaces (5).
Clamp each nut in turn (about a quarter turn) to the stop (6). The amount of deflection of the traverse determines whether the achieved clamping force corresponds to the required one.
After installation, the fasteners (nuts and washers) must be additionally secured against corrosion.
Tips and recommendations for power thyristors:
The power thyristors should not be operated for long periods of time at their limit load for all parameters. In this case, the safety factor is determined by the required degree of reliability of the device.
Replace a failed power thyristor with a thyristor that matches the parameters of the one being replaced.
Supercooling must be provided when operating in an environment with an elevated ambient temperature.
Periodic cleaning of power thyristors and coolers to remove dust and contaminants is recommended to ensure proper heat dissipation.
Inductive current dividers (often twisted toroidal wire) should be used to equalize currents between power thyristors connected in parallel. The most popular connection methods are closed circuit, common coil circuit, or power thyristor. The efficiency of current dividers in this case is determined by the cross section of the magnetic wire.
Prevention of voltage unbalance when power thyristors are connected in series is achieved by using shunt resistors connected in parallel with each thyristor. Voltage equalization in transient conditions is provided by connecting capacitors in parallel to each thyristor.
It is strictly forbidden to touch power thyristors under high voltage during operation.
Why choose AS ENERGITM
- Own production facilities, including semiconductor silicon chips production
- European brand - 100% quality, favorable price, short production terms
- Over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry
- Clients from more than 50 countries trust us
- 10000 items in the product line for currents from 10A to 15000A, voltages from 100V to 9000V
- We produce analogues of other manufacturers' products
- Guaranteed certified quality, warranty period of operation - 2 years
Our products are certified and correspond to international standards.
Our company provides a quality guarantee for products of 2 years.
We provide certificates of conformity, reliability reports, data sheets and technical passports at the request of the customer.
Each product is tested for the main parameters, and Test reports of the parameters for each product are provided.
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AS ENERGITM company manufactures and supplies power semiconductors to more than 50 countries around the world.
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AS ENERGITM Semiconductors Manufacturing
Our products range includes rectifier diodes, phase control thyristors in disc and stud design, avalanche diodes and thyristors, fast switching, high frequency thyristors, fast recovery, welding and rotor diodes, triacs, bridge rectifiers, power modules (thyristor, diode, thyristor-diode, IGBT), and air and water heatsinks to them.
Power diodes and thyristors are produced for currents from 10A to 15000A, voltage range from 100V to 9000V.
Power diode and thyristor modules are produced from 25A and up to 1250A, voltage range 400V - 4400V.
The range of power semiconductors also includes equivalent, replacement, analogue and alternative semiconductor devices of global manufacturers.