PowerBox: A Modern Power Electronics Education Toolbox Using Si and SiC Devices

Trenton Kilgore, Alastair Thurlbeck, Yue Cao, Ted Brekken, Chushan Li, Philip T. Krein

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Abstract

This paper discusses the need and design for a new power electronics educational board. This teaching board features the ability to be used in DC-DC, DC-AC, and AC-DC instructional labs. The board utilizes silicon (Si) and silicon carbide (SiC) technologies, the latter of which being under minimum examination in existing educational labs. This board is intended to be an open-source product that is available for external ordering at production costs. This paper details the design of the board, including schematics, layouts, and bill of materials. An example lab with the board implemented into a buck converter is also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAPEC 2020 - 35th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2594-2600
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728148298
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020
Event35th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2020 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2020Mar 19 2020

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC
Volume2020-March

Conference

Conference35th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2020
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period3/15/203/19/20

Keywords

  • DC and AC converters
  • Power electronics education
  • instructional laboratories
  • laboratory equipment
  • silicon carbide SiC
  • teaching demonstration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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