4500V 1200A IEGT module for high-power switching

May 06, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
This plastic module combines IEGT and diode to improve efficiency and reduce size, weight in high-power switching applications

Toshiba Electronics has added a high-current 4500V, 1200A power module for use in rail traction, industrial motor control, renewable energy systems and electricity transmission and distribution applications. The MG1200GXH1US61 PMI (plastic case module IEGT) integrates an N-channel IEGT (injection-enhanced gate transistor) and a fast recovery diode (FRD) into a standard package with a footprint of 140 x 190 mm.

Designed to be used at much higher currents in the 4500V module class, the new module will also save energy, space and weight in high-power switching converter/inverter and motor control designs.

The MG1200GXH1SU61 offers an isolation voltage rating of 6000 VAC (rms for one minute) and can handle a peak turn-off collector current of 2400A. Collector power dissipation (at 25°C) is 4000W. An operating temperature range of -40°C to +150°C ensures compatibility with the extended temperature environments that characterise high voltage applications.

Toshiba Electronics Europe;  www.toshiba.semicon-storage.com